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YouTube Thumbnail Maker

Increase your channel’s views with eye-catching YouTube thumbnails.

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Make your own YouTube thumbnails for free

You've just wrapped up an epic video that’s ready to take the internet by storm — now it's time to make sure it gets the spotlight it deserves. Fortunately, we’ve made everything super easy for you! Thanks to our editor, you can effortlessly create thumbnails that not only captures the heart of your content but also makes people click that subscribe button. Ditch the design headaches – you don’t need any fancy skills here; just drag, drop, and customize.

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Whether you're a gamer aiming to showcase epic moments, a beauty vlogger creating stunning makeup looks, or a tech guru demystifying the latest gadgets, we’ve got the perfect template waiting just for you. Add in vibrant overlays, eye-catching text effects, or trendy graphics to your thumbnail — we have a diverse collection of design elements that you can play around with. Stop settling for generic thumbnail art - generate a perfect image or background for your thumbnail with the help of AI in just a few clicks.

No matter your niche, Kittl transforms your ideas into attention-grabbing designs, ensuring your video stands out and makes viewers stop mid-scroll, click, and explore more of your content. Get ready to captivate your audience, gain more subscribers, and make your YouTube channel the talk of the town!

How to create a YouTube thumbnail

1. Start a new project

Open Kittl on your desktop or mobile device, then click on “New Project” in the top right.

2. Browse through templates

Choose the perfect starting point from our vast collection of professionally designed YouTube thumbnail templates.

3. Personalize your thumbnail

Infuse your thumbnails with personality by changing colors, adding text effects, and incorporating unique graphics.

4. Download and share your work

Once your thumbnail is looking just right, it's time to download it in high-res to use for your next YouTube video.

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Create eye-catching thumbnails in minutes with the help of AI

We have everything you need to create a show-stopping YouTube thumbnail, all right here on Kittl!

With our built-in photo editor, you can upload your own snapshot and fine-tune it to perfection—adjust colors, overlay textures, add borders, illustrations, and more for the perfect visual teaser. Don’t have a good background? No stress – describe your ideal backdrop, and our AI will generate it in seconds. 

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Download and share your new video thumbnail in a snap

Now that you have the perfect thumbnail, ready to grace your channel and captivate your audience, download it in high-res to use for your new video.

Need feedback from clients or team members? Share your design via email to streamline creative collaboration. Don't forget to generate buzz for your upcoming video by posting your thumbnail on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter!

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Make an impact with stylish fonts and text effects

Infuse your thumbnails with your channel’s unique aesthetic using our exclusive fonts. Stand out with bold fonts for gaming, elegant styles for beauty vlogs, quirky choices for comedy, and sleek options for tech content.

Easily create dramatic shadows under your text, curve your title to a shape, and more – all in just a few clicks. Leaving a lasting impression with typography that speaks volumes about your content.

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Testimonials

Easy to use, lots of brilliant designs to choose from, and great creativity tools.

Anne M.

Content Creator

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Simple, fast interface and fully editable templates. Better experience than any other program out there!

Scott R.

Digital Artist

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I’ve tried several other applications and found them so counterintuitive. Kittl is so incredibly easy while unbelievably being browser-based.

Tod C.

Graphic Designer

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Excellent program, ease of use, and professional results. Highly recommended!

Kerry J.

Content Writer

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Kittl speeds up the design process. I have been able to produce at least five good designs per day!

Edson M.

Freelance Designer

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There are a lot of unique fonts that you can add effects to and also the graphics are amazing for all my design needs.

Avery C.

Writer

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I'm a 71 year old retired aerospace having such a BLAST using Kittl and can hardly believe how easy it it to create professional designs.

David P.

Retired

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Kittl allows people like me (with zero knowledge in design) to be creative and imaginative.

Dennis P.

Hobbyist

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Easy to use, lots of brilliant designs to choose from, and great creativity tools.

Anne M.

Content Creator

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Simple, fast interface and fully editable templates. Better experience than any other program out there!

Scott R.

Digital Artist

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I’ve tried several other applications and found them so counterintuitive. Kittl is so incredibly easy while unbelievably being browser-based.

Tod C.

Graphic Designer

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

Excellent program, ease of use, and professional results. Highly recommended!

Kerry J.

Content Writer

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

Kittl speeds up the design process. I have been able to produce at least five good designs per day!

Edson M.

Freelance Designer

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

There are a lot of unique fonts that you can add effects to and also the graphics are amazing for all my design needs.

Avery C.

Writer

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

I'm a 71 year old retired aerospace having such a BLAST using Kittl and can hardly believe how easy it it to create professional designs.

David P.

Retired

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

Kittl allows people like me (with zero knowledge in design) to be creative and imaginative.

Dennis P.

Hobbyist

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

Easy to use, lots of brilliant designs to choose from, and great creativity tools.

Anne M.

Content Creator

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

Simple, fast interface and fully editable templates. Better experience than any other program out there!

Scott R.

Digital Artist

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

I’ve tried several other applications and found them so counterintuitive. Kittl is so incredibly easy while unbelievably being browser-based.

Tod C.

Graphic Designer

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

Excellent program, ease of use, and professional results. Highly recommended!

Kerry J.

Content Writer

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

Kittl speeds up the design process. I have been able to produce at least five good designs per day!

Edson M.

Freelance Designer

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

There are a lot of unique fonts that you can add effects to and also the graphics are amazing for all my design needs.

Avery C.

Writer

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

I'm a 71 year old retired aerospace having such a BLAST using Kittl and can hardly believe how easy it it to create professional designs.

David P.

Retired

Quotation mark
Quotation mark

Kittl allows people like me (with zero knowledge in design) to be creative and imaginative.

Dennis P.

Hobbyist

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good YouTube thumbnail?

A great YouTube thumbnail is attention-grabbing, clear, and reflects the video's content. Use vibrant visuals, readable text, and consider your brand's style for consistency.

What makes a good YouTube thumbnail?

A great YouTube thumbnail is attention-grabbing, clear, and reflects the video's content. Use vibrant visuals, readable text, and consider your brand's style for consistency.

Can I include a video snapshot in my YouTube thumbnail?

A great YouTube thumbnail is attention-grabbing, clear, and reflects the video's content. Use vibrant visuals, readable text, and consider your brand's style for consistency.

Can I include a video snapshot in my YouTube thumbnail?

A great YouTube thumbnail is attention-grabbing, clear, and reflects the video's content. Use vibrant visuals, readable text, and consider your brand's style for consistency.

What size is a YouTube thumbnail?

YouTube thumbnails are typically 1280 x 720 pixels. With Kittl, you don't have to worry about dimensions – our Youtube thumbnail templates are optimized perfectly for YouTube.

What size is a YouTube thumbnail?

YouTube thumbnails are typically 1280 x 720 pixels. With Kittl, you don't have to worry about dimensions – our Youtube thumbnail templates are optimized perfectly for YouTube.

Can I still resize my thumbnail after creating it?

Of course! Simply adjust the dimensions to fit your preferences or to meet the size requirements of different social media channels or online shop platforms.

Can I still resize my thumbnail after creating it?

Of course! Simply adjust the dimensions to fit your preferences or to meet the size requirements of different social media channels or online shop platforms.

What file formats can I download my YouTube thumbnail in?

You can download your thumbnail in popular formats like JPG or PNG, providing flexibility for your different needs.

What file formats can I download my YouTube thumbnail in?

You can download your thumbnail in popular formats like JPG or PNG, providing flexibility for your different needs.

Can I use Kittl for free?

Yes, Kittl offers a free plan where users can access our template library and create, share, and download designs. For additional benefits like commercial licensing, vector downloads, and AI tools, Kittl offers paid plans with advanced features.

Can I use Kittl for free?

Yes, Kittl offers a free plan where users can access our template library and create, share, and download designs. For additional benefits like commercial licensing, vector downloads, and AI tools, Kittl offers paid plans with advanced features.

Can I use Kittl for commercial projects?

Absolutely! If you’re on a free plan, you’ll need to credit Kittl. But if you’re using a paid plan, you can use Kittl without any credit. To find out more about our commercial licensing, click here.

Can I use Kittl for commercial projects?

Absolutely! If you’re on a free plan, you’ll need to credit Kittl. But if you’re using a paid plan, you can use Kittl without any credit. To find out more about our commercial licensing, click here.

Create YouTube thumbnails to boost your channel

Elevate your videos like a pro with Kittl's powerful YouTube thumbnail creator.

Create YouTube thumbnails to boost your channel

Elevate your videos like a pro with Kittl's powerful YouTube thumbnail creator.

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