How To Make Your Own Animated Twitch Overlay With These 10 Great Tutorials

Isn’t streaming the best occupation for someone who likes being in the spotlight, but also loves video games? We agree! Many of us watch streamers, many would like to try themselves out at streaming, and some are determined to make it happen. So after you make a twitch profile, select your awesome streamer name, it’s time to focus on your channel’s graphics. A streamer needs to take care of his streaming graphics, overlays, transitions, buttons etc… That is what your viewers are going to be seeing every time they visit your channel, so you gotta give it some thought! If you’ve got your overlay but you’re searching for some streamer transitions? Check out our Free Epic Streaming Video Transition Pack!

Make Your Own Animated Twitch Overlay

We’ve got experience in making animations & transitions for streamers. We know it can be difficult starting off, dealing with fierce competition while demands come from all sides. That is why we have decided to make this article, to help you make your own animated streamer overlay! To start off, you will only need any version of Adobe Photoshop & Adobe After Effects, and some patience or creativity. It is possible to create some of these in simpler editing software, such as Adobe Premiere and Vegas Pro, but you might not be able to recreate every piece of animation, so we suggest After Effects. We will try to leave a short description of each tutorial for you, so you can pick one and begin creating your own streaming overlay!

 Are you in need of motion graphics for your gaming stream? We can help you! Feel free to check out our logo intro video works or get one for your stream. Click here to find out more! 

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Make Your Own Animated Stream Intro/Opening

At the beginning of every stream, there is an intro or logo animation. If you’ve got a channel intro, you can re-use that, or use one of many templates available online. You could also try to make one yourself, and here is how you can do that! Editing the colors and fonts after you’ve mastered the basics, will allow you to have a unique intro that you also made yourself. That feels really satisfying! We encourage creativity, but we also know that we are all short on time, more times than not. Sometimes, it is indeed just easier to let the work to the professionals. But if today is not such a day for you, good luck, we will be cheering you on! 🙂

Make Your Own Animated Stream Banner

When a viewer is introduced to your channel, while scrolling through thousands of available streams, they only take a few seconds to decide if they are going to stay or leave. Make them stay by proving that you’re a serious streamer! Having a banner on top of your gaming stream, that would include your most important details such as your streaming name or website, will surely catch their attention. I can give you a significant advantage over the competition. This tutorial is simple, and it provides you with an animated banner for your stream. You will only need Adobe After Effects – you can start creating immediately.

Make Your Own Animated Camera Overlay

You must know that streams without camera looks suspicious, therefore you must have invested into a nice webcam to accompany your stream. Once you install it, there’s only one step left, and that is getting an animated camera overlay. Surely, you can use one of free ones available online, but making your own will make you be able to say that you’ve really put a lot of work in your stream. If you want to go a step further, you can contact our team and get a unique creative camera overlay according to your wishes, but if you are a new streamer, take a shot at creating your own.  If your creativity gets to be showcased on your own stream, it is a great combo to attract viewers! 🙂

Make Your Own Animated Screen Transition

How many games do you like streaming? Are you the streamer that sticks to his favorite game, or the one that tries everything new for his fans? In both cases, you will need some screen transitions to go from one match to another, or perhaps from one game to another. This animated screen transition will fit with almost any channel design, because of its simplicity and room for change. While editing it, switch up a few colors, and it’s a whole new transition! Use it in your streams, and in case you get enough of it, take one of the free transitions we created & provided for you in our OBS / Twitch Video Transition Pack!

This pack is created by Quince Creative, and is completely free! For more information on how to use this pack and the details of each transition, visit our separate article dedicated solely to this creation of ours.

Make Your Own Animated Background

Having a colorful background for your short pauses or loading screens may improve the quality of your stream by a large margin. Your fans will see that you are taking care of your stream, taking into account even the smallest of details! This tutorial, that requires Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, will show you how to make your own futuristic, colorful background. In a few steps you can get from a simple black and white base, to a magnificent high-quality animated background. Just follow the tutorial, and you will surely succeed.

Here’s a really quick tutorial: the animated line is already there, waiting just for your streaming information. As an additional tip, we suggest you add some color correction to this line, and make it stand out in the colors of your stream, instead of keeping it blue. If your stream is blue, you’re lucky today, cause you’ve got even less work to do! It does feel like it was never, ever easier to make your own animated twitch overlay, right? 🙂

Make Your Own Animated Design – League of Legends

And finally, if you are a fan of League of Legends, and you enjoy streaming this game, you’ll love these free animated designs for League of Legends! We honestly wish there were more of them, but maybe you’ll be luckier, and find a design of your favorite champion for your stream, somewhere on the internet.

Finally, Make Your Own…. TWITCH STREAM!

Before you start streaming, we suggest you check out this underrated, short video that sums up everything you need as a new streamer. AlphaGaming includes a few good tips, and some nice ideas for you, and also some more information that you will find useful sooner or later. This channel also offers some free alerts and graphics, so check them out too, in case you’ve made your other graphics and feel like your creativity has had enough training for one day! 🙂

Alerts are nice, little pieces of graphic that can throw smiles on your viewers’ faces, and we all know that’s a simple way to keep them glued to your stream. Insert some alerts for your new subscribers, let everyone know that people ARE following your stream! Twitch is all about who can draw in the crown with both their awesome gaming skills and charisma. Cute alerts help your charisma score, and cool ones boost your gaming score – just like in some of our favorite games!

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Tutorials always leave us wanting more. But that is exactly their charm! Often, we get a brand new idea from watching a simple tutorial. All the creativity that we express afterwards, all started from an educational video… This is why watching tutorials and practicing can take us all very far into our favorite editing direction! In case you do decide this is too much hassle or you’re more interested in gaming than editing (which is very normal, as you would have been an editor if you liked editing more than streaming :D) you should Contact Us and we may be able to help you on your journey to a perfect stream!

Djordje Komljenovic

Author Bio

Djordje Komljenovic is a professional 3d animation and motion graphics designer for over past 20 years. He is owner and creative director at Quince Creative agency. Previously, he was working-force of a few of major television stations in here Serbia - hired as motion graphics producer.

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