Open PIxlr X ON WEB Select Create new Choose 1200×720 and create without background Search up the background you want Save it Choose new layer as Image and open your Image from the library Adjust it Search up the logo or image png from the web open it If it is not png, remove the background like this Now select the image and go to adjust Play around with it until you feel confident Add some text if you wish You can change the text font like this Now repeat it with other layers NOTE: YOU CAN NOT ADJUST TEXT LAYER CHARACTERISTICS It is your thumbnail , you can do anything with it So be creative with it Save it in any format as you wish Now I will show you how to add your custom thumbnail This process always confuse me Using custom thumbnails will be able to attract a lot more traffic to your channel So try to make it as much appealing to view Next video will also be a Tutorial Stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe Thanks for watching Please do support by sharing to your friends Until then FINE be like 🍌
There are three things you can use to convince
viewers to click on your video – the title, the description and the thumbnail.
I’m Brighton West and today on Subscriber Nation, I’ll show you how to create a custom
thumbnail using free software. So in order to be able to create a custom
thumbnail, you’re going to need some kind of video-editing software. You might have
Photoshop already on your machine, or you could use something like Pixlr Editor or Picfont
is a really simple software, but you can’t do a lot of editing.
My tool of choice is GIMP, and it is free. You can download that for a Mac or a PC, or
Unix. You kind of got a lot of options here. It is open source software.
We’re going to start using GIMP here and I’ll explain to you how to set up your custom
thumbnail. So once you’ve got your software installed
on your computer, or if you’re using Picfont or Pixlr that actually runs in your browser,
just start by opening up the image that you’re going to create the thumbnail from.
What I suggest is that while you’re taking your video, you actually shoot a couple of
still images so that you’re smiling and you’re looking at your camera and you’ve
got kind of the white space on the correct side, or the open space on the correct side
of you where you’re going to put your text, so really be thinking about the thumbnail
while taking those pictures. If you haven’t done that, you can always
go through your editing software and try to grab a still image out. It’s just a little
trickier trying to find one where you don’t look funny in between words.
The first thing I’m going to do is I’m in GIMP now and I am going to open up that
image. This was the image that I took earlier while I was shooting the video, and the first
thing I’m going to do is I need to resize the image.
So I want to use this same aspect ratio, which is 16:9, and so I just start by kind of estimating.
If this image is perfect, I would just start putting text on top of it, but it’s got
a little extra space above my head there, so I’m just going to draw a box around what
I want the final image to look like and try to make it that 16:9 aspect ratio.
You don’t have to be perfect, and you’ll come up to image and crop to selection.
The next thing you’ll do is image – Scale Image. This is where you want to get it approximately
the right size, and the image size we’re shooting for is 1280 x 720. Start typing in
1280 and then hit Tab, and you’ll see the height here would be just 666.
That’s not tall enough, so what you want to do is get one of these numbers where the
other one is bigger, so the height of 720 gives us a width of 1383 – we’ll chop
that off in the next step. So Scale – we’ve rescaled our image – and
the next thing you want to do is resize the canvas size. You can see a very similar box
here and this time, this little chain link is broken, which means that if I change the
top one, the bottom one’s not going to change. And I changed the top to 1280 and hit Tab.
And now you can see here that it’s going to cut off the sides of the image, so you
can kind of move the image back and forth and get it to the spot that you want it to
be. That looks about good.
And then hit Resize. And the reason you don’t do this with the Image Size or Scale Image
is you’d be changing the proportions and kind of making yourself really fat or really
skinny as you’re changing the proportion, so you have to use the canvas size. Take those
two steps. Okay. Now, the next thing I want to do is
add this layer – and this template is going to be available down in the show notes and
on my website for you to download. This is just to kind of keep you out of the
areas where YouTube is going to put some text over your thumbnail.
So go ahead and Open as Layers, so download that file that opens as a layer and it’s
called thumbnail-safe-area. And now you can see kind of the area where
YouTube is going to put text, and the mobile safe area is actually a little bit even smaller
than the desktop safe area, which is out here. And this is that play button that pops up
every once in a while. You just don’t want that to be like right on someone’s nose
or over a key graphic element. So the next thing you’ll do is you’ll
insert some text, just coming over and using the Text Tool and there you go. You can type
some text and just make sure that you’re getting a decent size here, so somewhere around
a hundred – or on a hundred – is a good size.
So “This is a test.” And of course, that hundred didn’t stick. Let me highlight it,
put that hundred back in and you can see kind of the area there that it’s taking up. You
can come over to this dialogue box to determine if you want it left justified or right justified,
or what color you want it. I’m just going to leave it like that, and
you can see it’s created another layer up here for the text. And like I said, if you
have it down here, test is going to be underneath the numbers on a computer. If you have it
up here, it’s going to be beneath the numbers on a mobile device.
So just get it in this area and “This is a test.” That works.
You can also insert any other graphics or things that you want to have on your thumbnail
on a regular basis. I encourage you to kind of have some graphic theme that goes along
with your thumbnail. I’m not going to put that in at this point.
So then come over to the layer box and turn – push on the little eyeball next to the
thumbnail, save template and you’ve got what your thumbnail is going to look like.
Last, go up to File and then Export As and you’ll export to a JPEG file. I’m going
to call this my Thumbnail Tutorial Thumbnail. And click Export.
And you’ll choose a quality. You can choose the defaults here.
Okay, now the last thing to do is you’ve got your custom thumbnail, let’s upload
it to YouTube. So you’ll see here on your YouTube page for your info and settings, you’ll
see a custom thumbnail button here underneath the thumbnails that YouTube has chosen randomly.
If you don’t see this, you can click on another one of my tutorials about how to get
this button. But for now, let’s assume that you have this button all set up. Just click
it, upload your thumbnail, and you will have the option of having a custom thumbnail for
your video. I hope that helps you attract more viewers
to your videos. If you have any questions, be sure to leave those in the comments section
down below, and be sure to click the Subscribe button.
I bring you videos just like this for online creators every week.
So I just wanted to show you a really quick method to get text on the pictures. If you’ve
already got a picture that’s the right size and you like it and you’re just ready to
add the text to create your thumbnail, head over to Picfont.com and it says Add text to
picture in 10 seconds – which is true. Let’s go over and we’re just going to
pull in the image that is properly sized, drop it onto Picfont. It pulls up and we can
just start adding text to this. So I’m going to say Custom Thumbnail. Custom
– you can see here, it should show up. You can change the size of it; you want it to
be nice and big and a font that you can see clearly. You might want to change the style
and throw an outline around the outside of it, but I’m actually just going to move
it right on over here. And then click here to create another block
of text, Thumbnail, and let that show up. Move that over and move these guys around,
get them in the perfect location. There you have your custom thumbnail. Just
head on over and click Save. It will download it, and you’ll be able to upload that to
recently YouTube decided to uh remove the stop download feature
from Adobe Flash Player so when you right click here it no
longer says stop download anywhere it just shows
stats and debug info and playback issues and things like that and the embed code but
it used to say stop download in here so if you would go stop
download you could see the video thumbnail even though the video thumbnail had the
play button over lapping it people could still see
the video thumbnail and I don’t know save it or do whatever with
it um but YouTube decided to remove it now it wasn’t Adobe that decided to do
it it was YouTube that decided to remove the
ability but there is a way that you can actually still do it and not have the play button overlapping the image and see the
image in 1280 by 720 uh so I’ll show you how to do that now the first thing you do is press control + U and then it brings up the page source and the next thing you want
to do is press control and F and that’ll bring up the
find like you can see here and then you type in OG colon image and then it locates the OG colon image in the page source and
then you just drag it over or scroll over to the end of the link here and highlight this
link by left clicking your mouse and
dragging over top of it and then right-click and go copy now we’ll go into this new tab
that I already have open and we’ll just click paste and go and there you go that’s the video
thumbnail right there and you can right-click it and save image as or email the image or copy the image or image location now to prove that I got the right video thumbnail here it is
just a lot smaller as it’s displayed on the YouTube website or channel or in your subscription feed so that is one way you can get the video
thumbnail uh since they’ve decided to remove stop download subscribe or visit my channel
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Fill type with an image You can fill type with an image by applying a clipping mask to an image layer placed above a type layer in the Layers panel. layers panel one open the file
containing the image you want to use 1. Open the file containing the image you want to use inside the text. 2. Select the Horizontal Type tool or the Vertical Type tool in the toolbox. In the Documents window, click Insert Point and enter the desired text. 3. Click the Character tab to bring the Character panel to the front or, if the panel isn’t open, choose Window>Character. 4. In the Character panel, select the font and other type attributes for the text. Large, bold, thick letters work best. 5. (Optional) If the image layer is the background layer, double-click the image layer in the Layers panel to convert it from a background layer into a regular layer. 6. (Optional) In the New Layer dialog box, you can rename the layer. Click OK to close the dialog box and convert the image layer. 7. In the Layers panel, drag the image layer so that it is immediately above the type layer. 8. With the image layer selected, choose Layer>Create Clipping Mask. The image appears inside the text. 9. Select the Move tool , and then drag the image to adjust its placement within the text 10. Select a text layer and an image layer together, choose Layer>Convert to Smart Object. This allows you to move text and images together. Thank you. This was Pomy.