How to Design a YouTube Thumbnail in GIMP

Learn how to design a YouTube video thumbnail fit for 2021 with this GIMP graphic design and photo manipulation tutorial! I’ve been getting a lot of requests for this tutorial lately, so here it is. I show you how to cut out and stroke a subject, and essentially replace the background of your photo. You can then add various effects such as an image border, text and logos, and color adjustments or corrections for a professional and eye-catching result.

No Photoshop required! Plus, all the resources used in this tutorial – including the photos – are totally free.

Downloads

Download the latest version of GIMP 2.10:
https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Download the Photos Used in This Tutorial:
https://www.pexels.com/photo/young-woman-with-expressive-makeup-against-lights-5523257/
https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-multi-colored-basketball-court-1702624/

Useful Links

Visit our website for more text and video tutorials:
https://www.daviesmediadesign.com/tutorials/

Enroll in Our GIMP Photo Editing Masterclass:
https://www.udemy.com/course/gimp-photo-editing/?referralCode=418C294E695EA3962465

Get My New E-book – The GIMP Book of Layers:
https://daviesmediadesign.com/gimp-book-of-layers/

Want to make your GIMP theme look like mine? Check out this GIMP tutorial article:
https://www.daviesmediadesign.com/customize-gimp-2-10-user-interface/

See how you can help out the GIMP Team:
https://www.gimp.org/develop/

 

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