(Updated: June 21st, 2022) Posted: October 30, 2020
Almost all stream packages at TwitchOverlay.com include banner & avatar PSDs you can edit yourself, and this brief rundown on how to edit your Twitch banner, avatar, and stream screens should quickly and easily teach you how.
It’s a file designed for use with Adobe Photoshop, an industry standard image editing program. It’s best to use with Photoshop where possible, as it’s guaranteed that all the effects and filters used will work correctly. However, there are a few ways you can make your edits without using Photoshop, and I’ll show you those in this article.
Can’t stress this enough! It’ll just end up giving confusing prompts and substituting weird fonts into the design if the right fonts aren’t installed ahead of editing. Finding the appropriate font is easy, newer downloads include a link directly to a place to download.
Here’s where you’d find that in a package like VX Pro Chroma:
Alternatively, for packages and downloads that don’t feature this link, you can easily locate the font name on the product page like so. Just throw that name into Google and you’re away:
As mentioned previously, Photoshop is the absolute best way to edit a PSD, and if you don’t own it then a free trial is available to starting using it.
The PSD files are arranged (and often color-coded) in a way that groups relevant graphics together, making them easier to locate and edit. All social media graphics, for instance, will often feature the same color in the Layers menu.
Photopea.com provide a pretty amazing tool that impresses even me, and I’ve been using Photoshop for over 18 years now. It features nearly everything you need to make the simple edits and alterations required for your Twitch banner, avatar, or stream screens.
Photoshop is always the best option. These Twitch banners, avatars, and stream screen PSD files are all made and exported from Photoshop, so it’s guaranteed to work. But Photopea.com provides a valid and very useful option, totally for free. Just remember to install those fonts before editing!
With over 150 stream graphics available, this can all get a little overwhelming. Perhaps you don't know your Twitch overlays from your stream alerts, or what exactly Professional Customisation means on our stream design pages. Well, take a look at our guides section.
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