Looking for some inspiration on how you might want your Twitch panels to look?
Since your panels are always visible, even while you’re not streaming, and one of the first things your viewers see when they visit your channel, it’s important to have a nice design to give off a nice first impression.
Below I’ve put together 7 of the best Twitch panel ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing, so you can figure out which panels you need to help brand your Twitch channel and stand out!
Each panel idea comes with screenshot examples from current Twitch streamers’ channels – who you might recognize – so you can get a better idea of what they look like.
Let’s start with idea number one…
1. INFO BAKED INTO THE PANEL
When adding panels to your channel you’re given the option to add an image and accompanying text with it as well that will show up below the panel image.
A growing trend as of late is having all of the text information already included on the panel image itself so you don’t need to add it underneath.
This helps keep a nice, clean, uniform look for your panel area.
See what I mean below by taking a look at how Dr Lupo’s panels look:
2. FLAT & MODERN DESIGN
If you like the clean, flat, modern design style then here’s a good example of how you can incorporate that look into your Twitch panels.
Have the panels act as the main headings, then include the rest of your information using text that shows up below your images.
Shortyyguy has some nice panels that match the flat style:
3. UNIQUE SHAPES
When you think of Twitch panel designs, you typically default to a rectangle design. But if rectangles aren’t your thing, then switch it up!
Ava’s Twitch panels are a solid example of how a simple tweak in the traditional rectangle design can really make your channel pop.
Check them out below:
4. THEMED PANELS
If you mainly stream a specific game or genre of games, then your Twitch channel would likely look amazing using the games design style for your panels.
Just make sure you’re taking the proper Twitch panel sizes into consideration.
Towelliee, an exclusive World of Warcraft streamer has some of the best panels I’ve seen. They’re a mixture of his own branding with a bit of that WoW touch to them.
Can you think of any ways to incorporate your favourite games design style into your panels?
5. SUPER SIMPLE
Fancy designs not your thing? Then why not stick to some simple text to fill out your twitch panels.
No one said you needed to have crazy looking panels to make it big as a streamer, so if simple designs are what you like, then own it!
Check out an example of how Wanjin is rockin’ the “just text” panel style:
6. CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION
Whether it’s an illustration of your pet or an illustration of yourself, having illustrated characters incorporated into your Twitch panels is a really cool idea, and one we’ve designed for many of our custom graphics clients.
This style really gives your channel a personal feel to it. I love how Reckful is utilizing the character illustration style on his channel:
7. JUST PANELS
Another trend I’ve been noticing a lot with streamers Twitch panels lately is just having an image and nothing else.
No text added into the image itself OR underneath the panel images.
If you don’t feel like writing out a bunch of text in your panel area, then this idea might be the perfect fit for you.
Here’s an example of how Shroud is utilizing this design:
WHAT PANELS SHOULD YOU ADD TO YOUR STREAM?
Once you’ve got a good idea on how you want your Twitch panels to look, then you’ll probably be asking yourself which specific panels you should be adding to your channel.
Below I’ll list a bunch of different options that you can choose from. Starting with the most popular choices for streamers.
Most Popular Panels
- About Me
- Social Media
(you can have one “social media” panel, then list your channels below that one panel, or have an individual panel for each social media channel you have)
Other Twitch Panels
- PC Specs
- Stream Setup
- Chat Commands
- Top Donations
- Hall of Fame
Once you’ve got your panels figured out, head over to our Twitch overlay ideas guide here.
If this is your first time filling out your Twitch panels, then it can be a little overwhelming coming up with an idea with so many different options.
Don’t feel like you have to add every single panel out there just because you can. Often times less is more – add just the panels you think your channel needs then tweak them as you go.
To save you time try some free panels at first, or even some affordable premium panels to get you started. Then when you’re ready to commit to something fully customized you’ll have a better idea of what you like.
So there you have it! 7 Twitch panel examples to give you some ideas on how to customize your stream.
If you’d like to contribute additional panel ideas to the list or have any questions related to Twitch panels, then drop a comment below.