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YouTube Thumbnail Templates for Every Type of Channel

Choose from a library of high-quality, ready-to-use YouTube thumbnail templates and layouts to start making a thumbnail for your videos. You’ll find a variety of YouTube thumbnail template designs that work for almost all types of videos and channels- travel, workout, beauty, fashion, food, music, technology, online training and a whole of more. Browse through a library of thumbnail templates, or type some keywords in the search bar to quickly narrow down the search.

Customize YouTube Thumbnail Templates Online in Minutes

Find a perfect YouTube thumbnail template? Customize it right from your web browser using our YouTube thumbnail maker- no need to download any program and no design skills needed. Our YouTube thumbnail creator comes with an intuitive interface and drag-and-drop design tools that make thumbnail editing extremely easy for anyone. Plus, we provide you with tons of royalty-free stock photos, backgrounds, icons, clip arts, and fonts to use so you’ll be able to personalize the premade template to the exact look you want easily and quickly. Creating custom thumbnails couldn’t be easier with Fotor YouTube thumbnail creator.

How to Make a Thumbnail for YouTube?

  1. Designing a YouTube thumbnail using Fotor online thumbnail editor is simple and fast. Simply open www.fotor.com in your web browser, click the “Create a design” button from the homepage, then select “YouTube Thumbnail” template layout.
  2. You’ll see a library of YouTube thumbnail templates. Choose a YouTube thumbnail template that fits your needs to start customizing.
  3. You can customize every part of the template using Fotor’s design tools. Change default text, drag and drop your logo, photos or backgrounds, apply different colors and fonts, or add clip art, emojis, icons and more from Fotor’s design element library. Easily customize the template any way you like.
  4. When you’re satisfied with your thumbnail design, save and download it in high resolution file format, or share it directly online.

YouTube Thumbnail FAQs

How big is a YouTube thumbnail?

1280x720 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio) is the best YouTube thumbnail size recommended by YouTube as it's the most used in YouTube players and previews. JPG, GIF, and PNG image formats are accepted, and the file size should be less than 2MB.

How to add a thumbnail to your YouTube video?

Follow the below tips to add thumbnails for your videos.

Add a custom thumbnail for published videos:

  1. Sign in to YouTube, click your profile picture and select YouTube Studio.
  2. Click “Videos” from the left menu, and select the video you’d love to add a custom thumbnail.
  3. Click “Upload thumbnail” under the “Details” tap to select a thumbnail image from your computer. You can also scroll down to choose an auto-generated thumbnail you like as your video thumbnail.

Add a custom thumbnail when uploading the video:

While uploading videos on YouTube, you will see three images under “Video Thumbnails”. They’re auto-generated screenshots from your video. You can set one of them as your video thumbnail, or upload a thumbnail image from your computer by clicking “Custom thumbnail”.

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