Whether you’re a live streamer, artist or small business owner, chances are you dream of the perfect logo (or at least close enough)—something to truly put a stamp on your brand. Your logo is a powerful identifier that has the potential to leave a good first impression on your viewers. Plus, your logo is multiple purposeful— it can be use for merchandise, stream overlays, even on your Twitch emotes.
Recognition is the name of the game when it comes to both creating a logo and Twitch emotes. Why not tackle both by creating a logo that can be used for Twitch emotes and beyond? Streamlabs Logo Maker is a quick, free tool that puts your in the drivers seat of building a brand people will remember. In this article, we’ll talk about creating and customizing your logo with Streamlabs Logo Maker, plus how to add your logo as Twitch emotes to elevate your live stream’s branding and aesthetic.
Designing a Logo with Streamlabs Logo Maker
To start designing a new logo, visit the Logo Maker section of your Streamlabs Dashboard When you enter this page, you have the option to customize a pre-made logo template or start from scratch.
When you start from scratch, you’ll begin with a blank canvas. Go to Your Logos, then Create a new logo to get started.
Choose a Template: Not really sure where to start? If so, choose a template to start building your logo, adding and taking away elements as you see fit.
Select a Symbol: Choose a symbol that represents you, your channel, or your brand. The symbol can be the centerpiece of the logo or used as an accent. It will generally be one of the most recognizable parts, so choose a symbol that is meaningful to you but also easy to make out.
Pro-Tip—There are hundreds of different symbols to choose from in the Streamlabs Logo Maker library, so take your time browsing through all of them before picking the one you like. Whether you want bursting flames or your favorite animal, there’s an option just for you.
Upload an Image: If you already have an image you feel represents you as a brand, then start by uploading that and accenting it with other elements, such as symbols and text.
Add Shapes: Adding rectangles, squares, or ellipses is a great way to add some symmetry to your logo. Use them to outline your entire logo or capture your viewer’s attention.
Add Text: Lastly, you can add text to reinforce the name of your channel. Customize your text down to the font to make it really align with your brand. There are hundreds of different fonts to choose from, all with a preview so you can see which one is best for you. Reshape and recolor to suit your brand.
P.S. From changing the text size or color to resizing, you can edit any element of your logo by clicking on it via the preview or from the list of elements directly to the left. You can also rearrange layers via the side navigation.
How to Add Your Logo To Twitch Emotes
Twitch emotes are a staple in any streamer’s arsenal. Viewers use these little emoticons to show excitement, happiness, or even confusion, making them well worth the effort to add them to your Twitter.
How to Unlock Twitch Emotes
Currently, Twitch emotes are available for partner or affiliate streamers. To become a Twitch affiliate, you must first reach the following achievements in 30 calendar days:
- Reach 50 Followers.
- Stream for 8 hours.
- Stream on 7 different days.
- Have an average of 3 viewers.
Check out our guide for more information on becoming a Twitch Affiliate or Partner.
How to Create Twitch Emotes
After you’ve unlocked emotes, you can add or delete them, assign them to a specific subscriber tier, and customize them to reinforce your brand.
To add Twitch emotes:
1. Go to your Twitch Dashboard and click on Viewer Rewards, then Emotes.
2. On this screen, you will see all of your current emotes listed, starting with Subscriber Emotes.
3. Upload a new emote by clicking the + button under the tier you’d like to add it to.
Twitch provides a handy auto-resize option to ensure your emotes are always the correct dimension. Please make sure you upload a single square image between 112px x 112px and 4096px x 4096px and Twitch auto resizer will do the rest.