Streamlabs OBS Overlays
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Written by Caolan Cregan
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While there are many similarities between OBS and Streamlabs OBS, the differences are subtle but may cause some confusion. Let's go through it together.

Step #1 The Editor Tab

Open Streamlabs OBS. If you don't have it, head to their website to download it now. Once you run and open the software, this screen will appear.​

Make sure you go to the Editor in the top tray. Create a Scene (collection of sources for changing Scenes when live).​

In the Sources box, you have the option to click on the folder icon. Creating a Group allows you to add multiple sources and move them all at the same time. I've created an Overlay group for this guide.

Step #2 Adding a Source

Click on the "+" icon to add a source. A source can be a wide variety of things. For adding overlays, click on Image (circled in red).​

Highlight the source you add to wish, then click on Add Source. Name it something appropriate (like "Top Bar," "Webcam," or "Bottom Bar.") Click Done to bring up a new window. ​

Here you will select Browse to find the file in your PC's File Explorer. Select the image you want to add, then click Done.

Step #3 Adjusting Your Image

Now the image will be added to the broadcast preview.​

One main difference between OBS and SLOBS is pixel tracking. This is a nice feature to make sure your image is evenly placed on the broadcast.

You can click on the grey boxes surrounding the image to increase/decrease the size of the image. Additionally, click anywhere on the image space to drag it to your preferred location (a hand cursor will signify you can drag a source). Another neat feature is the ability to use the D-Pad to move the image/source one pixel at a time to get precise placement.

Step #4 Add more Image Sources

Depending on how many overlays you have, repeat the above steps until satisfied.

That's it! Your new VBI overlays are now ready. Thanks for reading!

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