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Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background

How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background

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Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background

PNG images are those images which have transparent background, means wherever you place them they will adopt the background color.

You must have seen on YouTube video thumbnails that people put their picture on top of a main picture to attract attention of the visitors. It looks like the background is real, because they transform their image to PNG by removing the real background of JPEG image.

In this tutorial you will learn step-by-step on how to put an image on top of thumbnail or cover picture in Photoshop.

 

Step 1:

  • Open Adobe Photoshop.
  • Open the picture on Photoshop that you want to set as background.
  • Now drag the picture that you want to put on top. Here we have taken the old picture of Meer’s World founder, Meer Basit.
  • Adjust its size and position.
  • Right click on it and click Place.
  • Here picture with F-16 is my background image & I have dragged and placed my picture on top.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • Now, select the dragged image.
  • Click Add Layer Mask at bottom.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • From left bar, right-click on Brush Tool & Click Brush Tool.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • Select the Size of Brush Tool.
  • Change the size of brush according to its need.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • Now click the Brush Tool on places which you want to remove.
  • You will see that background will appear where you click.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • It is better to zoom the image and then Edit.
  • Press ( Ctrl and + ) symbol to Zoom & Press ( Ctrl and – ) symbol to Zoom Less.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • Now you can see that top picture’s background has been removed.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background

 

Step 2: Add Border

  • You must have seen on YouTube thumbnails that after bringing the picture on top, people add border as well to make the image more highlighted.
  • There are two boxes, right-click on Smart Object Thumbnail.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • Click Blending Options.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • Click Stroke
  • Select Position: Inside
  • Select the border color.
Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background
  • You’re done.

Here’s another picture which we had put on top of a background by removing the background.

Photoshop: How To Put An Image On Top Of YouTube Thumbnail With Transparent Background

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Meer Basit is the founder of Meer’s World. He’s been running the show since launching the blog back in 2018. By background he is a computer scientist. Primarily, he creates content around blogging (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr), SEO, affiliate programs, earn-online, reviews, eCommerce, & technology. He has got years of professional experience in web programming, computer programming, databases, data warehousing, & transcription. In general, he likes traveling, gardening, watching movies, is a passionate cricketer, creative writer, and a GSD lover.

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