When you’re designing, it is important how clean your work is. How well your message comes across from the very start. And that is precisely why thumbnails are important.
Thumbnails give the first look of the content to anyone who sees it – it sets the first impression. And first impressions are essential.
So, do you want to learn how to create and set Figma thumbnails, like these ones?
There’s nothing too complicated. Keep reading!
Yes, we are sure you do know how to design the thumbnail by yourself if you are here. That’s entirely up to you. However, the dimensions that Figma allows to set a thumbnail in are not customizable.
We’d suggest you stay inside the 1600 x 960 dimension for a proper fit. So when you create your frame, resize it to fit the 1600 x 960 dimensions.
First, create a new frame.
Then navigate through the panel that appears on the right side of the screen when you click on the frame.
Make sure the dimensions are assigned to W (width): 1600 & H (height): 960.
You can now design anything you want within these dimensions, and they will display correctly on the file thumbnail.
Here is a visual representation of how big the canvas you’ll work on is:
Plenty of space to work in!
This bit is extremely easy. You’ll just need to right-click over the frame you want to set as a thumbnail and choose Set as thumbnail from the options.
That will set your frame of choice as a thumbnail.
Right-click on the frame once again, and choose Restore default thumbnail from the options.
We hope this guide helped you learn how to create, set, and remove thumbnails on Figma files.
If you want to learn more about Figma, please visit our other resources and recent articles!
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