yes! you are excited to learn How to make podcast thumbnail but it is necessary to keep some points in mind. First, you should ask to your yourself! What is your podcast and who are your listeners? This Question will solve your all of the problem.
Here is the example of a podcast cover thumbnail: This you can set the dimension in adobe illustrator or adobe photoshop.
Podcast cover art size:
The podcast contains artwork is a minimum size is 1400 by 1400 and its maximum size is 3000 by 3000 in 72 dpi resolution with different file extensions, for example, JPEG, PNG, or any other recommended extension.
The cover size should be according to podcast directories: Make your art simple and clean easy to understand. Your maximum two fonts.
Tutorial How to make cover in adobe photoshop simple steps: When someone comes to a podcast, the first impression they get from the cover artwork. There are multiple ways to make a podcast cover art but we can get a perfect cover by hiring a podcast cover art designer.
The designer makes the eye-catchy cover in adobe photoshop or adobe illustrator, professional designer places your image professionally and puts the text in the right manner.
sometimes you have a very awesome artwork, you have a very interesting topic and you have some amazing guest which is expert in this field. That’s all matter right? I think you are missing some things if you have a bad podcast cover that is not conveying your message properly you can not engage the audience and all your work is lost. let’s talk about the process of how we can get the cover art.
Many people get a podcast logo and they are representing as covert art. But the different platforms having different dimensions for cover and many of them putting the logo in the cover art which looks unprofessional.
Your logo is one of the elements of the cover, the logo just represents the visual identity of your brand and your cover art has more than one element such as your main topic, logo, art which represent your topic, and the text maximum in two types.
How to make podcast thumbnail
Step 1: Podcast cover art size
Open your photoshop, and select on creating a new file, rename the file such as podcast cover art, set the color mode to RGB and resolution set to 72 dpi, and set the dimension minimum 1400 by 1400 pixels or maximum 3000 by 3000 pixels. check the screen shot posted below
We are using Adobe Photoshop and set the dimension to 3000 by 3000 and resolution to 72 dpi and the color mode to RGB. Create the artboard. I do set 72 dpi because we are making the screen graphics and set a profile to sRGB.
This is latest version of adobe photoshop may be your screen appear differently, set the same dimension if you are using the old version.
Create artboard: When you set the setting like this then hit the create button then a window appears.
This type of window appears, I am using the adobe photoshop workspace essential classic. Now apply, some solid color or gradient to the background, we are going to use the same. I recommend you to work on different layers. press the new layer button or create the solid color.
Create New layers and fill the layer with color and solid color, you can see the red arrow pointing to the location from you can create a new layer.
Now fill the color with the paint bucket tool or create with the shape tool, it’s up to you. According to my use of the shape tool which is easy to understand and easily you can fill the color.
In the next step fill the color and place the portrait size image on the artboard, which with straight focal point.
You can check fill color with rectangle tool or using paint bucket tool, there are so many different methods you can use for this purposes. In the next step, you can check place the place the Image on the artboard using drag and drop method or you can go to file and check the place embbed option. i try to explain you can create your own podcast cover.
We place the image on the artboard or you can say the canvas, I do place it in the middle, I suggest you do an experiment to drag the image with the move tool where your image looks good, I take the image with a straight focal point, maybe you have left or right face image.
In this next step i am using the stroke brushes which is available on the google just search “stroke brushes for photoshop” you can get free brushes, brushes help you to make your podcast cover perfect.
I put the stroke on the background , check the layers name, the background for podcast cover art in in the bottom, then i arrange the stroke with the brush tool, then i place the image in the top level section.
In the Next I place a mic in the background and write the podcast name. i hope you like the article. I place the text and some stroke using the in the stoke using rectangle tool stroke. I do put two types of fonts in the podcast cover art.
Now our podcast cover is completed in some simple steps and in the last section i do present in the mockup, while presenting to the client.
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