Three Steps to Adding Overlays to OBS

OBS is a high-quality streaming software, perfect for broadcasting content to the masses, using a webcam, bottom, and top overlays to enhance your look. So, if you need a good streaming software to broadcast your content (of any kind), a strong customization tool such as an overlay is highly recommended. It will give your streams just a fine finish and a professional and unique look.

Most of the time, what you wish to display and how you envision an overlay aren’t the same thing and it’s totally up to you to decide how you’re going to do it. Keeping a clean and fresh design with nothing but a username on it is what most streamers do.

Of course, there are those who prefer a more involved touch so they add cheer/tip, donation, subscriber, resent follower, and social media tags to include the name of the community members and viewers that support them.

With all this in mind, here are some crucial steps to adding an overlay to your OBS streaming software with absolute ease.

Step 1

Before you can add your OBS overlay, you need to complete a premade or custom design that will give your channel the wanted look. Then, you need to add different sources to your scene in the OBS.

These are different types of files like audio inputs, sounds, or images. They will add visuals or effects that will enhance your broadcast.

Go to sources and click on the ”+” to add a new source. You’ll get multiple options to choose from. To add the image you want, click on ”Create New” and follow the steps.

Step 2

To adjust the image, use the OBS Preview. It will show the overlay image on your screen with the red lines. You can use these red lines and dots to expand or shrink the image, depending on what you want to do.

By holding ALT and clicking on the dots at the same time, you can shrink the image border if needed.

Step 3

All that’s left for you to do now is re-position or resize the image to the location of your choosing, to make your overlay visible. To drag the image, just click and hold.

If you want to come up with your own idea for a custom design, you will have to decide how your OBS overlay fits in with your content and broadcasting needs. Since designs tend to look different, going with your own idea is a good way to go.

About Author: The author of this blog is a content marketer who formally worked at Business-Informer. A writer by day and a reader by night, he loathes discussing himself in the third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.