How to Make Twitch Emotes~
With Twitch emotes, streamers can connect with their viewers in a fun and engaging way. Whether you're just starting out or you've been streaming for years, creating your own emote is the best way to personalize your channel and build community with your viewers. This guide will walk through all steps of making custom emotes on Twitch!
Decide on the image you want to use.
The first step to creating your emote is deciding on the image you want to use. You should choose an image that fits who you are as a streamer and what your channel represents.
The second thing to consider is how easy it will be for people watching from home or in-game to remember what your emote looks like. If you can easily recall it, other people will too!
There’s also no point using an image that is hard for others (or yourself) to draw. If you have trouble drawing something yourself then there’s no way another person will be able to do it easily enough without having seen your original work before hand!
Get an editor and make your icon.
Now it's time to make your icon in the editor. If you're using a free editor, there will likely be a few limitations on what you can do. For example, if you want to save an image as a PNG file (which is useful for icons), the free editors may not have that option available.
If you have never used an icon editor before, don't worry—it's not hard! Most of them have similar features and all of them are fairly intuitive. All icons are 128x128 pixels, which means they will look good no matter how big or small they are on Twitch chat or as emotes in chatrooms.
The first thing we want to do is open our chosen icon editor and create a new document by clicking "New" or pressing Ctrl+N (Command+N on Macs). Then we'll set our canvas size at 128 x 128 pixels using either the dropdowns next to the "Size" fields or by entering those values manually under "Dimensions." To do this, simply type "128" into each field and hit Enter/Return on your keyboard once both numbers are highlighted green above them (this means they're valid).
Upload your image to a file-sharing platform
- Upload your image to a file-sharing platform.
- Make sure the image is at least 512x512 pixels and in a PNG or JPEG format
- If you're using Photoshop, make sure the transparency of your image is set to "transparent"
- If you're using GIMP, make sure your background color is set to R:0 G:0 B:0 (that's red, green and blue equals zero)
- Make sure that whatever program you're using outputs 72 dpi
Designate the emote slots you want to fill.
- In the dashboard, click on your username and then select Channel Settings.
- Scroll down to Emotes & Badges to designate which emote slots you want to fill with emotes (up to 10 in total). If you’re not sure what an emote slot is, check out our article on Twitch emotes and badges here!
- Each emote can only have up to 3 characters, so once you decide which emotes you want to use for each slot, start thinking about which words or phrases work best for each one—you can change this later if necessary but it’s always good to get started! If there are any parts of a word that are spelled differently (like “breathe” and “breath”), make sure those words are spelled correctly before moving on because it may cause problems in later steps when trying to create images from text files.
Develop a name for your emote.
The next step is to develop a name for your emote. This should be short, memorable and easy to pronounce. It should also relate to your stream in some way, as well as the image you choose for it. For example, if you have a spider-themed emote with an animated character that looks like a spider, then it may make sense for your name to include the word “spider” or “spiders” somewhere in there.
Twitch emotes are a great way for streamers to connect with their viewers.
Twitch is an online streaming platform that allows users to watch and stream games, as well as participate in the live chat and interact with other viewers. Streamers use Twitch emotes to help strengthen their brand awareness, increase brand loyalty, and build relationships with their viewers.
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