Here are the steps

1. Create the graphics with Easy Video Thumbnails

2. Add the graphics to your video with a video editing platform like Camtasia, Wax or Google Hangouts.

a) You can also create an image that will be your video preview image... this can be easily added to Youtube, Vimeo and any other video service. 

For example, Youtube and Vimeo have an option to add a custom preview image. Just click and upload your image.

3. Then upload to youtube or any other video platform (Vimeo, Daily Motion, etc)

For Youtube:

Add or change video thumbnail

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account. 
  2. Go to Creator Studio > Video Manager.
  3. Next to the video, click Edit.
  4. On the left of the preview screen, choose a thumbnail. 
  5. Click Save changes.

Newly Uploaded Videos

  1. Go to Creator Studio > Video Manager.
  2. Next to the video, click Edit.
  3. On the right of the preview screen, click the Custom thumbnail button.
  4. Upload a thumbnail.
  5. Once the thumbnail is uploaded, click Save changes.

For Vimeo:

To change your thumbnail, go to the video's individual page and click Settings beneath the video player. From there, scroll down to the Thumbnails section. You've got three options for picking your perfect image:

  • Clicking the Upload icon will allow you to choose a JPG, GIF, or PNG file from your computer. We recommend uploading an image with the same resolution as your video for optimal awesomeness.