Resources for making channel art and thumbnails
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Stemming off another discussion about thumbnails, I thought I'd share some graphic design resources that I often use when I'm creating artwork. These are all really good sites where the content is free to use, but you should always check the usage policies just to be on the safe side. :)

http://www.bittbox.com/ - A site lots of high quality textures, vector graphics and some fonts.

https://www.fontsquirrel.com/ - This site has lots of fantastic, high quality fonts.

http://www.freeimages.com/ - More free images.
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Here's another useful image resource - Wikimedia Commons, which can be found here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

This site is great for finding images of famous people, buildings, artwork, etc. Just remember to read the creative commons / usage policies at the bottom before use and remember to attribute the image if asked.

I forgot to mention this in the original post, but I suppose you could also use these resources in your actual videos. I know some of you use images to demonstrate points or to create your title sequences and outro cards.

If you folks find any useful resources, feel free to add them to this list. Might be good to pool all these resources together they're easy to find.

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I use Pixlr to make awesome thumbnails, you don't have to download anything its all online its pretty easy to use, plenty of tutorials on YouTube of how to use it.
You can make all sorts of stuff with it, pretty fun when you get the hang of it.
https://pixlr.com/editor/
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Hi folks, just wanted to update this thread with some more useful resources for making thumbnails.

Canva - https://www.canva.com/
A really simple, in-browser graphic design software that has an option for creating YouTube thumbnails. There are template layouts or you can design your own; you can upload your own photos or use the ones in the stock library. Beware though, as some of the content you have to pay for, but otherwise it's free.

Piktochart - https://piktochart.com/
This is an online infographics maker, but it has lots of free images that you can download and use to make thumbnails.

The Definitive Guide to Making YouTube Thumbnails That Will Be Clicked - http://www.tubefilter.com/2014/06/19/you...ive-guide/
This is a really good article with tips on making your thumbnails stand off in the crowd.
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I can absolutely recommend canva :)

For those happy to download a programme, creating templates in GIMP can help with making themed thumbnails which are definitely a good idea to keep series in check ^_^
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