I was asked by one of my followers to go through the process I take for making video thumbnails and I thought that would be a great way to teach others.
I think a lot of it is just playing around with different basic design themes. I would say a good thumbnail usually has a very legible font, contrasting colors, uses several elements, layers of depth, and is high resolution.
I would also recommend that if you include yourself in your thumbnails to take several pictures in different poses and alternate between. It’s also a great idea to find some designs of thumbnails you like as a starting reference point and then to make it your own with various tweaks and changes.
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