Create YouTube thumbnails

With Creatopy’s YouTube thumbnail creator, you can design visuals that help your videos stand out while offering a glimpse of what your content is all about. Design an attention-grabbing thumbnail that will make viewers click without hesitation.

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Discover a better way to design

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    Create smoothly

    With our intuitive drag and drop editor, you can speed up your creative process. Design more in less time with a streamlined workflow.

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    Customize easily

    Use the extensive creative elements library and design a unique YouTube thumbnail that will offer a quick look into your video.

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    Share instantly

    Share your YouTube thumbnail design with your creative team to see what they think of it before you upload it on your video.

Inspiration at the click of a button

Our YouTube thumbnail maker has various templates that help you create a professional thumbnail in minutes without any design skills. Pick a YouTube thumbnail template and customize it as you wish, using the available elements on the platform or upload your own brand assets.

All in one YouTube thumbnail creator


Preset size

Start with the right size without having to input the dimensions for your YouTube thumbnail manually. Focus more on the creative part of the design process.


Stock images

Choose a high-quality stock image from the Shutterstock library and make your YouTube thumbnail background look professional and sharp.


Masks & shapes

Add a special effect and choose a mask that fits your design theme. Upload an image from your computer or use a high-quality one from our stock library and place it over the mask. You can also add shapes and decorate your visual for extra style.



Because icons are a simplified version of visual information, add them to your YouTube thumbnail and help your viewers understand even better what your video is all about. Creatopy’s elements library has many icons divided into various categories for you to choose from.


Typography presets

Use one of the up-to-date font pairings available in our YouTube thumbnail editor and get your message across through your unique style.


Stay on brand

Keep your brand’s vibe throughout your designs by saving all your visual assets in the Brand Kit. Use them with the YouTube thumbnail maker and keep even the smallest image on brand.

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How to make a YouTube thumbnail

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    Get inspired

    Start by choosing the preset size for the YouTube thumbnail, so you don’t have to worry about it being cut or stretched after uploading it. Browse through the templates made with the required thumbnail sizes and find the one that best fits your video.

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    Customize your YouTube design

    Once you picked a template you like, search Creatopy’s elements library, where you’ll find high-quality stock photos, icons, shapes, masks, and more. Add anything you want to your YouTube thumbnail using the drag and drop editor.

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    Brand your design

    Create YouTube thumbnails by keeping your brand aesthetics aligned. Insert all the elements that define your brand, such as logo, color palette, font, or unique imagery, and help your viewers create fast associations between the thumbnail and your brand.

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    Download the thumbnail

    When you feel like your design is ready, download it in PNG or JPG format. Then, all that’s left to do is to upload your video and set the thumbnail.

Let's not forget about the costs

Because a great YouTube thumbnail doesn't have to be expensive

Short learning curve

Enable seamless collaboration between team members with a YouTube thumbnail maker tool that is easy to learn and use. No onboarding is necessary. Simply create an account and start designing your perfect YouTube thumbnail.

Per seat pricing model

Scale Creatopy to your specific requirements with our friendly pricing plan. Design YouTube thumbnails alone or create a team, establish roles and rights, and tailor the workflows exactly as you need them to be.

7-day free trial

Feel free to explore our YouTube thumbnail creator down to the smallest details using the 7-day free trial available for all premium plans. Find out how easy it is to make professional YouTube thumbnail designs in Creatopy.


Create YouTube thumbnails that capture the essence of your videos

With Creatopy, you can design a perfect YouTube thumbnail in a matter of minutes. Discover the intuitive editor and all the creative elements that will help you make the YouTube thumbnail your video needs to grab attention.