When you are playing to an audience, it is essential your stream looks professional. Most streamers turn to Overlays, Panels, Borders and more to do so. Here we will discuss the popular assets, and what dimension your twitch graphics should be.
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An avatar on twitch is what will become your most recognisable asset. This will appear under your stream, in the discover page on twitch, and also on twitch's sidebar for your followers. This should be a square image with the above size as a minimum
Your Twitch banner is what is shown when someone visits your stream if you are offline. The size above ensures that the image is high resolution and the correct dimensions to cover the whole screen. A catchy and unique banner can captivate an audience before you are even online so put some effort in!
Twitch overlays are files, usually with transparent backgrounds, that sit over your stream content. You can easily clutter your stream with overlays so always ensure your overlays all add value to your stream.
Webcam borders are exactly that, a border for the video camera input. A great way to ensure your cam doesn't look like it has just been carelessly placed there. These dimensions are a good place to start, but if your camera uses a ratio that isn't 16:9, you may have to use 1024 x 768 px.
Panels are what are seen underneath your stream. These are imperative into organising your stream information into clear and readable sections.