Make YouTube Thumbnails for Free in Minutes

Create custom YouTube thumbnails in a flash. No design skills are needed.

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Creating YouTube thumbnails is easy with Adobe Spark.

A striking thumbnail is a powerful tool for making your video stand out from all the others within search results. If you’re interested in branding your work, Adobe Spark’s online YouTube thumbnail maker offers you the ability to make, save, reuse and re-size the specific graphics that make all your videos instantly recognizable. Adobe Spark collaborates with you to bring your creative efforts to the widest possible audience.

Create your own YouTube thumbnail now

How to make YouTube thumbnails.

Start with inspiration.
We hook you up with thousands of professionally designed templates, so you’re never starting from a blank canvas. Search by platform, task, aesthetic, mood, or color to have fresh inspiration at your fingertips. Once you find a graphic to start from, just tap or click to open the document in the editor.
Add some personality.
There are lots of ways to personalize your YouTube thumbnail templates. Change up the copy and font. Sub out the imagery with your photos or browse from thousands of free images right in Adobe Spark. Spend as little or as much time as you want to make the graphic your own. With a premium plan, you can even auto-apply your brand logo, colors, and fonts, so you’re always #onbrand.
Amp up the flair.
It’s easy to add extra flair and personality to your projects with Adobe Spark’s exclusive design assets. Add animated stickers from GIPHY or apply a text animation for short-form graphic videos in one tap. We’ve taken care of all the boring technical stuff so you can focus on your message and style. You can also add collaborators to your project, so you can have more hands-on-deck bringing your design to life.
Re-size to make your content go further.
Gone are the days of having to memorize image dimensions for every single platform. Once you’ve landed on a design you like, you can easily modify it for any printed need or social network by using Adobe Spark’s handy, auto-magical re-size feature. Simply duplicate the project, hit re-size, and select the platform you want to adapt it for, and our AI will take care of the rest. Boom. Content for all your channels in a fraction of the time.
Download and share your YouTube thumbnail.
Your YouTube thumbnail design can be downloaded from the app and shared in your YouTube video or online with friends, family, even the world.

Customize your YouTube thumbnail design.

There are endless possibilities to customize your YouTube thumbnail design. For example, when you choose a photo as your background on the free thumbnail creator, you can zoom in or out and change its color with an assortment of filters and palettes. As you move through the steps provided by the YouTube thumbnail template, craft your thumbnail your way to make it unique and special.

Build your audience with our thumbnail creator.

With Adobe Spark, you don’t need an idea in place before beginning the design process. Even if you don’t know exactly how you want your YouTube thumbnail to look, you’ll find unlimited creative possibilities when you browse the Adobe Spark Inspiration Gallery. You can select a general topic category that matches your video and see what other designers have created. Or you can just embark on the step-by-step design pathway and see where each successive choice takes you. With Adobe Spark, the creation process allows for effortless trial-and-error, so you never have to feel anxious about messing up.

Adobe Spark YouTube thumbnail examples.