YouTube Thumbnail

This describes the process to make a typical YouTube thumbnail for the Sunday morning AM service live stream. Reference the current YouTube thumbnail example above. For special occurrences it may be desired to use a different design, i.e. for Christmas, Easter, etc.

  1. Open http://www.canva.com.
  2. Login using Calvary’s Google Acct:
    1. Username: webmaster@calvaryvc.org
    2. Password: Calvaryvc
  3. Click on “Create a design”.
  4. Enter Desktop Wallpaper in the search box.
  5. When it pops up click on it.
  6. Click on Background tab on the left.
  7. Click on the painter’s palette at the top.
  8. Click on +
  9. Click and highlight the ffffff and replace with 9f2424.
  10. Click on Uploads.
  11. Click on cropped picture of church building and electronic sign.
  12. Drag photo in design so top left corner coincides with top left corner of design.
  13. Drag lower right corner down until it matches up with the lower edge of the design.
  14. Click on Text.
  15. Click on “Add a heading”.
  16. Highlight text in new heading and either type Sermon title or paste it from the sermon notes PowerPoint. All CAPS is preferred.
  17. Click on arrow beside font name and enter League Gothic in “Search Fonts” box.
  18. Change font size to 136pt.
  19. Resize and drag text for correct look.
  20. Click on Text
  21. Click on add sub heading.
  22. Replace text with mm-dd-yy AM SERVICE (remember we don’t pad with 0’s).
  23. Enter mm-dd-yy AM SERVICE in the design title (beside the upgrade button).
  24. Click on download.
  25. Make sure file type is png.
  26. Click on download again.
  27. Browse to \documents\my webs\calvaryvc\images\
  28. Click on Save.
  29. The picture is now ready to use for the live stream YouTube thumbnail.

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