Custom YouTube Thumbnail Tutorial **** Download the free checklist with “19 Tips for Getting More Views and Subscribers on YouTube” at: http://videoinfluencers.net/19tips How to make YouTube Custom Thumbnail Checklist: 1. Take pictures ahead of time for your video thumbnail 2. Use https://www.canva.com/ (thumbnail maker free) 3. Add extra contrast and saturation to your thumbnail to make the colors pop 4. Add your extra sharpening on the thumbnail picture 5. Make sure your text is readable (And use as few words as possible) 6. Check out this article from Google bout how to enable YouTube Custom Thumbnails https://support.google.com/youtube/an... Pro Tip: YouTube Custom Thumbnail Size is 1920x1080 Music Courtesy of Illect Recordings - Real. Honest. Hip-Hop. http://illect.bandcamp.com/ http://www.illect.com/ Download the free checklist with “19 Tips for Getting More Views and Subscribers on YouTube” at: http://videoinfluencers.net/19tips Sean Cannell on Social Media (Video Influencers): https://www.youtube.com/user/seanTHiNKs https://twitter.com/seancannell https://instagram.com/seancannell https://www.facebook.com/seanTHiNKs Snapchat = SeanCannell Video Influencers – Helping You Increase Your Influence, Income, and Impact With Online Video http://videoinfluencers.net/ VIDEO GEAR, LIGHTING AND LINKS (AND OTHER STUFF) Video Gear Used For This Video: ** Camera - Canon 70D http://amzn.to/1ZKx9O8 With a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens http://amzn.to/1ZKxaBF ** Microphone RODE VideoMic Studio Boom Kit http://amzn.to/1ZKxbWd ** Lighting Prismatic 18" Halo Ring Light with Stand http://amzn.to/1ZKxfFi ** Editing Software Adobe Premiere Pro CC http://amzn.to/1SvAfDh ** Screen Capture Software I Use http://amzn.to/1P7kj5H ** USB Mic I Used During The Screen Capture Part http://amzn.to/1Q5m7Mi DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This help support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! About this video: In this video Sean Cannell from Video Influencers shares his custom youtube thumbnail tutorial with Canva, Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software. If you want to figure out how to make custom thumbnails on youtube for free, watch this short training video. Canva.com is my favorite free YouTube thumbnail maker and you can use it as a quick thumbnail creator. The video also covers how to how to turn on custom thumbnails and change thumbnail youtube. Inside of Canva you can create a custom thumbnail template and then create a custom thumbnail for your videos. Things change every year so check out this video if you want to figure out how to make custom thumbnails on youtube in 2016.