YouTube Thumbnail Maker

Design your own custom video thumbnails with PixTeller's free online YouTube thumbnail maker. Creating your branded YouTube thumbnails, is now easy for everyone without needing any design skills or technical knowledge.

YouTube thumbnails graphics have never been easier to compose. Thanks to our carefully selected pre-made video thumbnails templates, you can have a custom YouTube channel art in just a few clicks. Give it a go!

Make Your Own Video Thumbnail

Make Your Video Channel Stand Out With A Custom YouTube Thumbnail

It's a fact that 90% of the best YouTube channels have custom thumbnails. So in order for you to get to the top, you need one too! With PixTeller's YouTube thumbnail maker, you can attract your audience and make them watch your channel by creating a professionally-looking thumbnail with ease.

Free Premade Editable Thumbnail Templates Easy to Personalize

You don't know how your YouTube thumbnail should look like? Don't worry, our templates are created so you have a starting point. All you have to do is choose one that you like and start modifying it so it matches your channel's general message. Change the background image, write a nice message if you want, upload your logo, change colors and fonts, and there you'll have it.

Maybe play with the filters and make it pop. Once you save it, download it and add it to your channel - no need to change the size, because we made sure it is the one needed.

Youtube Thumbnail Editor Screenshot

How To Make a YouTube Thumbnail

  1. Choose a YouTube Thumbnail Template

    Browse PixTeller's numerous professionally made YouTube Thumbnail templates and select the thumbnail layout that is suitable for your channel or video. Start editing and personalize it by clicking the USE button.

  2. Replace Color Tones, Words, Pictures and More

    With the thumbnail maker, you can easily personalize your video thumbnail by replacing the text, photos, or shapes so it matches your channel's look and the general message sent to your viewers. Add your own font or logo to fully customize the thumbnail image and make it unique.

  3. Save to Download and Add It on YouTube

    Save in order to Download your custom video thumbnail in PNG, JPG or PDF format. All is left for you to do is to add it to your channel and update your video with a professional looking thumbnail.

  4. Note: When using PixTeller thumbnail creator, you can also create your own video thumbnail for any movie or video platforms like YouTube or Vimeo from scratch. How? By simply opening the editor and combining the colors, words, photos, icons and illustrations, all in just in a few clicks.

YouTube Thumbnail Maker

  • Layouts

    Professional Made Layouts

    You can pick and "USE" any editable YouTube thumbnail template that fits your needs. Customize them to perfectly fit your visual preferences.

  • Folders


    Organize your YouTube thumbnails in folders and subfolders, so it is easy to find any of your visuals. Copy or move multiple designs at a time, in any pre-created folder, to track your work with ease.

  • Clipping Crop

    Image Clipping Crop

    Resize your photos at any size without ruining the aspect ratio. Change the picture's clipping position by selecting one of nine predefined points.

  • Layers


    Each element is a layer that can be either locked into position, made visible or hidden.

    You can also change its position in relation to the other layers - above or below them. You have total control over your YouTube thumbnail design elements.

  • Download

    Download as PNG, JPG, PDF

    Download your YouTube thumbnail in the best quality available as PNG, or have a smaller sized JPG version. PDF is also an option for print or multiple page graphics.

    Also you can quickly set a new size for your YouTube thumbnail on download by keeping the aspect ratio.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make my own YouTube thumbnail for free?

    You can create for Free your video thumbnail with PixTeller editor. The only limit is that the free account allows to create a maximum of 5 thumbnails a month.

    If you have to create more, you can subscribe to any of our premium plans and continue your great work in designing beautiful video thumbnails.

  • Can I use my own photos, fonts and illustrations for my thumbnail?

    Yes, you can use your own graphic elements for your YouTube thumbnail image. You can personalize your thumbnail by uploading any photos, illustrations and brand identity directly in the thumbnail maker editor. To make it complete, you can even add custom fonts, or your company logo.

  • What is the perfect size for YouTube thumbnail?

    The YouTube thumbnail size is 1920×1080 pixels. If you decide to go with a different size, you need to make sure you keep the thumbnail dimension in the same size as the video behind it.

    A 16:9 aspect ratio thumbnail is the most common and is used by the main video content websites like YouTube or Vimeo.

  • Can I share an editable version of my YouTube thumbnail?

    You can share your video thumbnails with others by providing them the design URL. They can USE it as a template and start their own thumbnail design inspired by yours.

  • Do I have full usage rights for my video thumbnail?

    All YouTube thumbnails created in PixTeller can be used for commercial purposes, without legal issues, as long as the images and elements included are from PixTeller's database. All our images have a CC0 license so they are safe to use by anyone.

    If you upload your own materials, then you are personally responsible for your work and where you share it.

  • What type of thumbnails can I make?

    The most used types of thumbnails are the custom ones that include your business name, brand name or logo. This will help your video stand out and look professional.

    Another option is to include representative images from the video so the viewer has an idea of what it is about.

    Finally, one popular choice is to create a thumbnail with your image and the title of the video. This makes it personal and people generally like this. Don't forget to keep this consistency for your future thumbnails as well.

  • In which formats can I download my YouTube thumbnail?

    For the best quality, you can download your YouTube thumbnails as PNG. Youtube or other video platforms also let you upload the images that have JPG format. And this is also a downloadable option on PixTeller. It has a smaller file size, but with lower quality.

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Thumbnail Maker Tool Reviews

  • Priscilla E.
    Priscilla Vlogger
    Youtube channel art, Youtube thumbnail, you can create any of this on PixTeller, thanks to their templates. Saved me time from doing it from scratch. Youtube thumbnail maker
  • Vay S.
    Vay Singer
    Many templates exist for common formats, such as YouTube thumbnails, Instagram posts, or Facebook profile pictures and banners. PixTeller takes out the guesswork on the size and aspect ratio of graphics. This makes it very quick to start a graphic. Youtube thumbnail maker
  • Shane K.
    Shane Blogger and Vlogger
    Professional Creations: Till now, everything that I've created using PixTeller came out looking very professional. I use it for all my Youtube art. Youtube thumbnail maker

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