Animated YouTube Overlays & Designs
Some of the best-known streamers and creators are active on YouTube with their VOD content and live streamers. The platform is a great way to bring your entire community together in one place - turning subscribers into viewers and new viewers into subscribers. But professional content on YouTube also requires an excellent design so you can stay aware of the crowd. Our OWN3D YouTube overlays provide hundreds of ways to customize your stream and videos on YouTube visually. Show your viewers what you can do and give your stream and channel a design that suits you.
What are YouTube overlays?
A YouTube overlay refers to the overall design of your YouTube video or YouTube stream. If you play a popular game without an overlay, there's a high chance that your livestream will look precisely like the livestream of many other streamers on YouTube. Various design elements like overlays for your gameplay, labels, alerts, webcam frames, and more help you stand out from other content creators. YouTube videos can also look more attractive with overlays. With this, you set your style, and the designs imprint themselves in addition to you and your content. So when you use YouTube overlays, you stand out among the many content creators and make your videos and streams as unique and individual as possible.
What is included in a YouTube overlay package?
YouTube overlays with matching YouTube labels
The real heart of OWN3D's all-in-one packages is, of course, the unique overlay for YouTube. The overlay is essential to stand out visually from other content creators. If you look around YouTube Gaming, you will quickly see that many streamers play the same game, but their streams look completely different. This is entirely due to the overlays they use. So, if you want to differentiate yourself from other content creators and offer variety to your viewers, you should put a lot of thought into your design choice of overlays.
Start, break, end and offline banners
It's common for many streamers to be live for hours at a time, which means taking a break or two. If you're entertaining people for five hours straight while playing video games, you'll quickly realize that it can be very demanding and you should take a screen break once in a while. That's why you should take breaks when you're streaming. However, to avoid letting your viewers down during this interruption, we recommend using so-calledintermission banners. They are displayed when you are away from your PC and are visually perfectly tailored to the rest of your channel design. In addition, the YouTube streaming overlay packages also include special scenes, among others, for the start of your stream and a scene for a proper farewell!
YouTube stream alerts
Communication and interactivity are essential when it comes to streaming. Only those who equip their livestream properly and offer viewers the right opportunities can ultimately gain new viewers, subscribers, or members. So-called YouTube alerts have a crucial role to play here. The more likely a user will support your channel, the fancier, better, and higher the quality of these alerts. By displaying the viewer's action with the alert live in the stream, you give the viewer a special place for a short time. You thank them directly for their subscription, donation, membership, or other actions. Good for you that our YouTube stream overlays all-in-one packages include all the appropriate alerts. This way, you can take off with purchasing such a package and give your viewers the best streaming experience ever.
Animated scene transitions
An animated scene transition creates a visually smooth transition between two scenes during your livestream. This smooth or exciting transition makes your stream much more watchable right away. You'll find perfectly matching scene transitions in the YouTube stream overlay packages that will complete your stream.
A brand new design for your YouTube channel
When you personalize your YouTube stream, you should pay attention to the actual design of your channel. The platform allows you to upload a personalized and meaningful YouTube banner. This banner is displayed whenever a viewer visits your channel's page and provides a lot of different information about you and your content, for example, your other social media channel information. Therefore, purchasing a YouTube streaming overlay all-in-one package from OWN3D will simultaneously get you the matching YouTube banner.
Do these YouTube overlays work with my setup?
OWN3D's YouTube stream overlays work with all popular broadcasting tools (OBS Studio, StreamElements, Twitch Studio, XSplit, Streamlabs, or Lightstream). If you plan to stream on another platform, the overlays also work for Twitch, Facebook, etc. So turn your stream into a real eye-catcher for every platform!
How to find the perfect YouTube overlay for you
As an ambitious streamer, you should ensure that your channel has a consistent design. This way, you ensure that viewers immediately associate certain color combinations or designs with your channel - build a unique selling point with an exclusive design from our store! Although a consistent design is essential, you should be aware that you can constantly adapt your YouTube overlay to the current situation. Depending on the game you are playing, it can be beneficial to adjust the overlay design accordingly to guarantee your viewers the full streaming experience. In our store, you can find many YouTube stream overlays for every occasion, which will add not only variety to you but especially to your community.
Frequently asked questions about YouTube overlays
Once you have downloaded and unpacked your OWN3D YouTube streaming overlay, you can use drag-and-drop to pack the desired video file (overlay) and insert it into a broadcasting tool of your choice. We recommend the free tool OBS Studio. OBS Studio is a popular tool in the community because it offers you many possibilities and additional plugins without exhausting your PC resources. You can create different scenes, like start scenes, just chatting scenes, and so on, and equip each scene with the YouTube streaming overlays the way you like it. If you need help setting it up, we have a suitable OBS Studio tutorialhere!
As a live-streaming platform, YouTube now enjoys a high community status. Alongside Twitch, it is one of the largest and most used portals for broadcasting live content. Time and again, prominent creators switch to YouTube and use their YouTube channel not only for VOD videos but also to face the viewer live. The YouTube community is enormous, and just waiting to watch your professional stream! On YouTube Live, unlike Twitch, you can even stream in 4K and showcase the potential of next-gen consoles to your audience. Plus, nearly every smartphone user has the YouTube app, so that most people can access your stream instantly and without detours.
Livestreaming is all about entertainment; a big part of that concept involves customizing and personalizing your stream. Thousands of YouTube Gaming streamers have yet to use an overlay, so while it is possible to stream without overlays, it is recommended. If you want more viewers, you should stand out and be able to distinguish yourself from other streamers. This works especially with overlays and designs, which you can find in our store.
All YouTube overlays in our store are hand-designed by talented and dedicated illustrators, making them as custom as possible. Most of our designers are creators themselves on YouTube Gaming or Twitch. So they know exactly what it takes to captivate viewers in this day and age. That's why we are very proud of our team, which is constantly working on creating unique YouTube overlays for you and customizing them to your needs.
Of course, some tools and programs can help you build your overlay for YouTube. However, it would be best to remember that trained graphic designers and illustrators design professional and high-quality-looking overlays with years of professional experience. If you plan to create a pleasant and professional-looking YouTube overlay without any previous experience with the appropriate programs like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign, you will have to spend a lot of time on it. However, you could use this time for streaming and building your community instead. So it's easier to include a YouTube overlay that already has everything you need to stream!
Even though you won't find any free overlays in our store, there is still the possibility to get free YouTube overlays in the proven OWN3D quality. The keyword here isOWN3D Pro! A free OBS Studio tool that makes your stream even more accessible and more intuitive. If you choose OWN3D Pro and then start OBS Studio, you'll see that there are also a handful of different free YouTube overlays for your stream. You can install these in seconds with just one click and start streaming right away. Just give it a try - it's free to get started!
There's a reason why we are the biggest and most popular supplier of digital stream products. Of course, right here in our OWN3D store! Here you will find unique products from the hands of professional illustrators. WithOWN3D ProandOWN3D Academy, we also offer free services to help you spice up your stream and learn even more about streaming. So if you're looking for the best YouTube gaming overlays, OWN3D is the place to be!