Overlays are a great way to make your stream look more professional and in line with your brand. In this article I’m going to show you how to install a simple single image overlay and also how to install a full overlay packed from somewhere like own3d.tv.
Let’s jump in and take a look.
You may also be interested in our Full Guide To Setting Up Streamlabs.
How To Add An Overlay To Streamlabs
If you want to have a high-quality professional-looking stream then having a nice-looking stream overlay is a good idea. Below this tutorial is some resources you can use to get a theme for your stream.
Here I am going to show you how to install a simple overlay to your stream and then show you how to import a more complex theme from somewhere like Own3d. If you are just starting a simple one scene with a webcam border is completely fine.
Installing A Simple Overlay
When you download your overlay from whatever source you get it from, locate it in your downloads.
You will then want to drag this into your scene into the sources section in Streamlabs.
Once it is in the sources tab you can use the boxes in the corner of the image to resize the overlay to fit your scene. That is essentially all you have to do if you want a simple overlay. In the next section, I will show you how to add your camera, recent subs etc.
How To Install A Theme From Own3d.tv
If you have purchased an overlay pack from somewhere like Own3d.tv follow the steps below to install it.
Step 1 – Locate The Download
Locate the stream pack you have downloaded and move it to a folder where you want to keep it. Now you want to right click on the Zip file –> Extract All –> Extract.
Once extracted you should see all your theme files. Own3d make it really easy to install your theme quickly.
Step 2 – Import Overlay Into Streamlabs
Before importing your overlay into Streamlabs you need to install any fonts required for your theme. This should be in the Overlay pack you got. In the Own3d packs you can go to the theme folder –> Quick Start –> 1. Step – Fonts
Double click on the fonts in the pack and click install.
Once you have done this you will be able to move to the next step and install your overlay.
To import your overlay into Streamlabs open it and go to Settings –> Scene Collections –> Import Overlay File –> Find your Stream Pack and go to 2. Step – Streamlabs Import (If you bought your pack elsewhere find the .overlay file) –> Click Open
Once open you will see all of your new scenes imported with graphics and Stream labels such as Recent Followers, donations etc. (This data automatically gets pulled from your account when you logged in with Twitch/Youtube). You can delete the welcome screen.
Where To Get Overlays For Streamlabs
Below we are going to take a look at some resources where you can get overlays both Free and Paid.
Free Stream Overlays For Streamlabs & OBS
Below are links to a few reliable resources for a free overlay to get you started on stream. For the tutorial above I used a theme package from Own3d.tv.
Best Paid Overlay Sources For Streamlabs & OBS
Own3d has hundreds of different stream overlays for sale on their site and normally has a large discount running if you check the banner when you click the link above.
These packs come with multiple pre-made scenes such as; Start screen, Live Scene, Just Chatting etc
Fiverr has hundreds of designers offering stream overlay creation services. If you want something with your own custom branding and ideas then I would recommend checking out some of the gigs on offer. Make sure you pick a designer that already has lots of 5 star reviews so you know that they produce high quality work.
We saw Streamlabs Prime earlier in this tutorial when setting up our account. It costs $12 a month and gives you access to a few features including Streamlabs Prime themes.
Placeit allows you to customise your own overlays from preset templates they have on their site. This means you can add your logo or name to your scene.
Now you have quite a few places to choose themes from we can go ahead and get your chosen theme setup inside Streamlabs.
Hopefully you now have an amazing looking theme for your stream. Enjoy showing off your new overlay to your viewers!
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