How to Make a YouTube Thumbnail in Photoshop Elements

How to Make a YouTube Thumbnail in Photoshop Elements

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You can make a YouTube Thumbnail image in Photoshop Elements, in this video I show you how. I cover the size dimensions, the resolution, special tricks to help your thumbnail stand out, and more. Plus you can download the psd thumbnail file I use in the tutorial to use as a YouTube thumbnail template, here is the link.

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This comprehensive Photoshop Elements YouTube Thumbnail Tutorial takes you step-by-step through the complete process from beginning file clear through to the final image. This training demo was recorded in Photoshop Elements 2020 but will also work just as well in other versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

00:00 Photoshop Elements YouTube Thumbnail Intro
00:56 Basic YouTube Thumbnail file
01:03 How to Verify your YouTube Channel to allow Custom Thumbnails
01:37 Where to get YouTube Thumbnail Template
01:48 YouTube Thumbnail Size and Resolution Settings
02:41 Adding an image into Thumbnail file
03:14 Adjusting the Values of the image
04:34 Adding Text into the Thumbnail file
05:11 Adding a Drop Shadow onto Thumbnail text
05:50 Adding in a Logo
06:35 Basic Thumbnail items review
06:55 Saving the YouTube Thumbnail file to jpg
08:29 Checking the Thumbnail at small size
08:32 Research other YouTube Thumbnails to get ideas
09:05 Like, Share, Subscribe


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