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YouTube thumbnail template examples on Renderforest

Explore the catalog of customizable YouTube thumbnail templates that will make your video stand out.

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How to make a YouTube thumbnail with Renderforest?

Select a YouTube thumbnail template

Browse through our library of YouTube thumbnail packs, or search by keywords, to choose the one that best matches your creative needs.

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Adjust the size of your template

After selecting your favorite thumbnail pack, click on “YouTube thumbnail” to automatically switch to the recommended thumbnail size.

Personalize your YouTube thumbnail

It’s time to add personality to your design. Upload your images or go with thousands of high-resolution stock photos, edit the background, alter the colors, play around with the typography, add icons and shapes to get a thumbnail that matches your vision.

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Save, download, and share your thumbnail

Once your thumbnail design is final, you can download it in your preferred quality and file format. Your custom YouTube thumbnail is ready to be shared with the world!

Design irresistible YouTube thumbnails that will help your videos go viral!

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Features of Renderforest YouTube thumbnail maker


Customizable template packs

Find unlimited creative possibilities with the YouTube thumbnail templates made by our design experts. Explore the ever-growing list of template packs. Use them to craft stunning visuals and ensure consistency across your channel.

Advanced editing tools

Edit and create captivating designs right in your browser. The editing tools of our YouTube thumbnail maker allow you to tweak every aspect of your design and get a high-end thumbnail that matches the theme of your video masterpiece.

Stock image library

You never have to worry about finding the right image for your designs again! Discover unlimited high-resolution stock images available within our thumbnail maker and use them freely in your designs.


  • Can I add and use my own images?

    Yes, you can add your visuals to your YouTube thumbnail. For this, click on the default images and select “Replace”. You can upload your photos, add photos from your media library, or go with stock images. Use the built-in tools of our YouTube thumbnail maker to resize the images and fit them in the image holder.

  • What is the recommended resolution for YouTube thumbnail?

    For the best look of your thumbnail, YouTube recommends going with 1280x720 files. Most of our template packs come with size presets based on the requirements of different social media platforms. Simply select “YouTube thumbnail” when you choose a thumbnail pack. Our editor will adjust the templates to the recommended size.

  • In what resolutions can I download my designs?

    Depending on your needs, you can download your design in several resolutions and file formats. The designs are available in standard and high resolutions. As for file formats, free users can download JPG files in standard quality, while subscribers can choose between high-quality JPG and PDF formats.

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