When producing live streams using tools such as OBS or StreamYard, you can use various types of slides as overlays to add branding to your live stream.
These branded slides can for example include your organization or event's logo and colors, and have various uses depending on your needs.
- Opening slides
- Transition or holding slides
- Background slides
- Closing slides
- Technical issue slides
- Logo overlay slides
These are not presentation slides, and are instead used to brand the live stream, or give your live. More information is available on creating presentation slides.
Below are some examples of branded slides, with an explanation on what they are used for and the safe zones you can use for branding (i.e. the areas where there are no speakers or other content that will be displayed).
At the bottom of this article you'll also find a template file that you can download and use to create your own branded slides.
This is a full-screen welcome slide that will be displayed to your audience when you start broadcasting the the live stream.
Transition or holding slide
This is a full-screen holding slide that is displayed between different sessions, to help create seamless transitions for your audience.
This is a background layout visible during all the live sessions, on top of which are displayed the speaker's webcam videos and the presentation (shared content) screen.
This is a full-screen closing slide that is displayed at the end of the live stream.
Technical issue slide
This is a full-screen slide that can be displayed should any technical issues be encountered during the live stream
Logo overlay slide
This is a full-screen slide that only contains an overlay of the event's logo, for example in the bottom right corner. Besides the logo, the slide has to be exported as a transparent PNG file. It can be used to appear over the live stream background slide for example.
Important: The recommended format for the slides is 1280 x 720 px, in PNG/JPG/JPEG.
Template file: A template file (.psd) is available for download below, to help you create your own branded slides for your streams: