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The Best Twitch Overlays for Live Streamers

It’s time for you to find your perfect live stream design. This means a Twitch overlay that isn’t expensive, has customizations for your brand, and has professional design. Finally, let’s make sure it’s easy to install, set up, and manage.

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We believe we make the best Twitch overlay templates and free downloads. Let us share our 10 years experience of designing stream overlays with you to find the perfect fit that doesn’t break your wallet.

If you’re new to streaming, or just need some help getting started with your design, a premium template is the best place to start. On top of a beautiful design, you’ll also receive:

  • Quick install for OBS Studio, Streamlabs Desktop, and StreamElements
  • Customization options
  • Access to source files (.aeps)
  • Priority Support via Email and Discord
  • Animated Resources
  • Higher quality files
  • Additional design features

Free Twitch Overlays

Below are some of the best free Twitch overlays available. Why do we think they’re so awesome? They’re easy to install, look great, and if you have any issues setting things up, you can hop into our Discord and we’ll make sure you get the help you need.

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Create a beautiful Twitch overlay in minutes

We get it. you’re just starting out or want a to rebrand your growing channel, but don’t know where to start.  Take the hassle out of design and set up and try out one of our simple to install stream overlays. We’ve spent years perfecting our stream overlays and creating new methods to make your experience on Twitch be more about the important stuff… your content.

Check out the video for a small idea of what our site has to offer.

A Twitch overlay template should include everything you need to start streaming.

Our Twitch overlay templates are feature rich. We bundle our overlay templates into full packages that include overlays for webcams, alerts, social bars, and much more. If you’re a user of Streamlabs and Streamlabs OBS we even include quick-setup files to get you going within minutes.

To give you an idea of what’s included in our Twitch overlay templates, to the right is a list of example contents of our packages.

Overdrive Stream Pack
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Included in our Twitch overlays

  • Animated Stream Overlay Files
  • Webcam frames (16:9 and 4:3 ratio)
  • Animated Event List
  • Screen designs (Starting, BRB, ending, and blank versions)
  • Stinger Transitions (blue, purple and green)
  • Quick setup Streamlabs OBS .overlay file
  • Fully customizable animated alerts
  • Quick install link for Streamlabs and StreamElements
  • Customize colors of all elements and fonts via our custom fields (alerts)
  • Change the language and text used
  • Icons for stream and social use
  • Profile panels and editable .psd

Customizing Your Overlays

It’s easy to customize your stream overlay when you have access to the source files! We try not to brag, but our source files make it seriously easy to customize your Twitch overlays for those familiar with Adobe After Effects.

However, if you’re a Twitch streamer with a keen eye for design and further customization the base products may not be enough. Many of our Twitch overlay templates can be purchased with access to the After Effects animated source files – meaning you’ve got full control over every aesthetic aspect of your purchased Twitch overlay template.

Even without these files you’ll have access to multiple colors and layouts. Meaning no matter your skill level with design, you can create something unique and professional for your channel.

Twitch Overlay FAQs

Twitch overlays are graphics placed on top of your stream intended to improve viewing experience. They’re used on your channel to create engagement and providing additional information. To make an overlay you can add images, videos, text, and dynamic widgets into broadcasting software like OBS Studio.

Twitch overlays can also communicate your brand to viewers, display information such as your social media links, or create engagement for certain games and events.

You can find free Twitch overlays from our shop , all over the web, and on YouTube. We always recommend that if you’re downloading anything for OBS Studio to make sure to do so from trusted sources.

We have and will continue to always be releasing new free Twitch overlays and resources for the years to come. We started with free tutorials and overlays and will not forget the users that helped us get us to where we’re at today!

The easiest way to create your own overlay is using a premade template that allows for customization and modularity. It’s important for you to choose what aspects of an overlay are best for your stream aesthetic and audience.

You could also create one from scratch. This requires knowledge of either graphic design, motion design, or even some elements of web code. You can use premium software like Adobe Photoshop or find many other free alternatives online.

Use motion graphics software such as Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, or other free resources found online.

While you can technically animate Twitch overlays with code such as HTML, CSS, and JS, it ultimately will take a lot more time than using traditional animation software. Since you’re likely making an overlay for yourself or a client, rendering a video or image will be the way to go.

Purchasing a Twitch overlay does not always mean it will be better than free alternatives. Consider the advantages the shop or designer is offering before making your purchase such as support, customization, and quality.

Yes, you should use a Twitch overlay. While Twitch overlays are not required for live streaming, when used properly they can improve your viewers’ experience and create engagement between yourself and your audience.

Yes! The real question you should be asking is: does this overlay work with the broadcast software that I use? This means that if a Twitch overlay template works with Streamlabs OBS, and you use Streamlabs OBS to stream on Facebook Gaming, you can use that overlay with Facebook. When we create our designs we make sure that they work with OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, OBS.Live, and XSplit, which are the most popular broadcast software.