Premium and Free Twitch Overlays and Templates

April 28, 2024|6 Minutes

It’s time for you to find your perfect live stream design. This means a Twitch overlay that isn’t expensive, has customizations for your brand, and has professional designs. Finally, let’s make sure it’s easy to install, set up, and manage.

We believe we make the best Twitch overlay templates and free downloads. Let us share our over 8 years experience with you and find you the perfect fit that doesn’t break your wallet.

The best Twitch Overlays
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Why use Twitch Overlays by Nerd Or Die

We bundle our overlay templates into full packages that include overlays for webcams, alerts, social bars, and more. Users of OBS Studio, Streamlabs or StreamElements will love the quick-setup files to get you going within minutes.

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Premium Twitch Overlays

Our best and most complete packs come with everything you need to get set up fast, look great, and have the support you need to establish your brand.

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If you’re new to streaming, or just need some help getting started with your design, a premium template is the best place to start. On top of a beautiful design, you’ll also receive:

  • More design features
  • Customization options
  • Access to source files (typically .ae)
  • Priority Support via Email and Discord
  • Animated Resources
  • Higher quality files

Free Overlays for Twitch, YouTube and Kick

Below are some of the best free Twitch overlays available. Why do we think they’re so awesome? They’re easy to install, look great, and if you have any issues setting things up, you can hop into our Discord and we’ll make sure you ge the help you need.

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Free Twitch Overlays and Alerts

What is a Twitch Overlay?

Twitch overlays are graphics placed on top of your Twitch livestream. They’re used to enhance your viewers’ experiences on your channel by creating engagement or providing additional information. Typically they’re composed of images, videos, text, and dynamic widgets.

Twitch overlays can also communicate your brand to viewers, display information such as your social media links, or create engagement for certain games and events. These elements can be added into your streaming software via image, media, and browser sources.


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What’s included in our Twitch Overlay Packs:

  • Animated Overlay Files
  • Webcam frames (16:9 and 4:3 ratio)
  • Animated Event List
  • Fully customizable animated alerts
  • Customize colors of all elements and fonts via our custom fields (widgets)
  • Change the language and text used
  • Screen designs (Starting, Ending, BRB, ending, and blank versions)
  • Stinger Transitions (in multiple colors)
  • Quick setup Streamlabs Desktop .overlay file
  • Quick install link for Streamlabs and StreamElements
  • Icons for stream and social use
  • Profile panels with editable files

Customizing Your Overlays

Our overlay templates can be purchased with their source files. This means the files we use to make the overlays can be opened and customized in After Effects.

While we provide our products in multiple colors that often work utilizing stream software filters such as “Color Correction”, if you’re a Twitch streamer with a keen eye for design and further customization the base products may not be enough. Many of our Twitch overlay templates can be purchased with access to the After Effects animated source files – meaning you’ve got full control over every aesthetic aspect of your purchased Twitch overlay template.

Twitch Overlay FAQs

Where Can I Find Free Twitch Overlay Templates?

Good news, we have you covered! We have and will continue to always be releasing new free Twitch overlays templates that you can download here. We started with free tutorials and overlays and will not forget the users that helped us get us to where we’re at today!

Use motion graphics software such as Adobe After Effects or Photoshop or other free resources found online.

While you can technically animate Twitch overlays with code such as HTML, CSS, and JS, it ultimately will take a lot more time than using traditional animation software. Since you’re likely making an overlay for yourself or a client, rendering a video or image will be the way to go.

Purchasing a Twitch overlay does not always mean it will be better than free alternatives. Consider the advantages the shop or designer is offering before making your purchase such as support, customization, and quality.

Yes, you should use a Twitch overlay. While Twitch overlays are not required for live streaming, when used properly they can improve your viewers’ experience and create engagement between yourself and your audience.

Yes! The real question you should be asking is: does this overlay work with the broadcast software that I use? This means that if a Twitch overlay template works with Streamlabs OBS, and you use Streamlabs OBS to stream on Facebook Gaming, you can use that overlay with Facebook. When we create our designs we make sure that they work with OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, OBS.Live, and XSplit, which are the most popular broadcast software.

Yes! All our overlays are built to work with as many streaming platforms, including Kick and YouTube. Simply install them for OBS Studio and start streaming with your platform of choice. As of writing this, Kick does not support Streamlabs or StreamElements – this means widgets will not natively work.