Always wanted that striking, impressive twitch banner that would capture the attention of any potential viewers immediately? Look no further as we will be providing some useful tips and best practices for all you streamers out there, as well as streamers to be.
In this article, we will go through a step by step process to create a twitch banner and also explain the importance of why it is essential for all twitch streamers today to have an eye-catching twitch banner. But for those streamers who absolutely have no design background, those are the ones who would have a hard time coming up with the initial design, layout and what to include in their banner.
Let’s jump right in!
Twitch Banner Design Tips
There is no hard and fast rule, right or wrong way, or what you can or cannot include on your banner. Everyone has their own way to stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of takeaways we have concluded based on the research done among popular Twitch streamer banners, here is a checklist you may want to consider taking into consideration when designing your very own banner.
1) Identifying Your Niche
It is paramount to let your viewers know what games you are going to stream on your channel. Hence, a quick way to do that is to look up for those who are dominating in that particular game, browse through a couple of their banners and customize your own.
2) Using the Correct Dimensions
According to Twitch, the perfect banner size would be 900 pixels wide by 480 pixels in height. As it will crucially reduce the quality of your banner, we would like to emphasize to streamers to create their banner with a wider size. We would recommend a banner size that is 1920 px by 480 px for all HD and full monitors, an aspect ratio of 4:1. Do refer to our ready-made templates that are already fitted with the preset size.
Here are some other sizes you should know if you have not created a twitch channel yet.
- Twitch Emote Size : 112 x 112 pixels / 56 x 56 pixels / 28 x 28 pixels
- Twitch Panel Size : 640 x 640 pixels
- Twitch Overlay Size : 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Twitch Web Cam Slot Size : 1280 x 720 pixels
- Twitch Offline Video Player Size : 1920 x 1080 pixels
3) Finding the Right Typography
Typography plays an important role on your banner as you do not want your streamers to have a hard time reading the message or your account handle at all. By using an enticing font with the right colours, it will be easy to the viewer’s eyes
4) Customizing your Twitch Banner
Personalize your twitch banner and differentiate yourself from the rest of the streamers. With a keen eye to detail, simply do a brief scan through a couple of streamers’ channels and take note of what they are displaying and what they are not. The safer approach would be to copy their layout and include your own details to it. But if you are adventurous enough to try out something new, design a banner with a layout that is completely different from what the current streamers are showing.
5) What to include in my Twitch Banner?
- Your social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc)
- The games that you will be playing
- Your own custom logo/team logo
- A picture of yourself
- Your team/squad, display your team members
- Match your banner colours according to your own logo/team logo
- Include your achievements (e.g. top 10 assassin US server)
- Showcase your sponsors
- Go creative and add in subtle graphics/icons to showcase your personality
5) Remember, your banner should be clean, consistent and detailed enough
- Last but not least, less is more, try to keep it simple but eye catching. Only include what you deem is necessary and minimize the use of texts. After designing your banner, sit back and take a look if there is still any information that you can do away with.
The importance of a Twitch Banner
A well thought out banner should already speak for itself. Viewers should be able to immediately know which games are you playing, what kind of a personality you have as a streamer, and if they like what they see, your social media accounts for them to look you up on other platforms. Having an amazing twitch banner would not only allow you to stand out from the crowd, but also help gain more traction to your stream sessions.
This is also another avenue for you to cross-promote and build your personal branding on your other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram etc. Chances are if your viewers are interested in your streams on Twitch, they would also be interested to find out more about you. Give them an easy way to reach you, and also increase your follower count as well.
Side note: It is important to keep your account handle consistent across the board, if your twitch channel handle is “Ninja” it should be the same for other platforms to allow viewers the convenience of locating you.
Offeo’s Twitch Banner Maker
No Design Experience Needed
With Offeo’s easy-to-use Twitch banner maker platform, there is absolutely no design experience needed. Browse through our ready-made templates, customize through our drag and drop interface, add your own custom logo(Link to logo maker), graphics, and typography within a few clicks.
When it comes to designing, a perfectionist can always go through many rounds of revisions and still not be happy with their final work. If you were to engage a designer to do it for you, it may not turn out to be exactly how you envisioned it to be, but with Offeo, our platform is fully-customizable and straight forward, helping you save a whole lot of time!
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