Making Your First Twitch Affiliate Emote
First off congrats on becoming a Twitch Affiliate! Having Affiliate unlocks some cool new tools for you to use on your live streams. Today I am going to be focusing on Twitch Emotes and how to make them.
What Are Twitch Emotes?
Emotes are fun little pictures you make for your subscribers to use in the chat room during any stream. Making an Emote that your community loves to use can help you grow your reputation and brand name. Creating an Emote that is not used by your subscribes is a missed opportunity to build a larger group of followers.
How Do I Create My Own Emote?
I use a free photo editing site called Pixlr.com. The site lets me put in photos and cut them up as I want. Want to add some different colors? Bam! Pixlr has a color selection that you can use to pick out that right shade of green. Pixlr comes with a color picker tool that lets you pick a color from whatever picture you are working on. What really makes Pixlr an excellent photo editor is the layers option. Layers allow you to work on different parts of your artwork without having to accidentally erase large chunks of your picture.
What Should My Emote Be?
Your Emote should be something that when your subscriber sees it, they immediately think of you. This could be a version of your logo, mascot, or your catchphrase! Just remember Twitch only allows Emotes to be three different sizes. 28px x 28px, 56px x 56px, and 112px x 112px.
If you don’t have any ideas of the top of your head, then ask your community. Your community should have some ideas of what makes you stand out. After all, they choose to join you over everyone else!
For my Emote, I decided to use me. I took a picture of myself and cut it down into the right sizes. My community loved the idea, and I can’t wait to see it during my next stream.
Read The Rules!
Don’t forget to take a look at the rules Twitch has on Emotes before you put all that hard work into your masterpiece. I made that mistake with my first two Emotes that were versions of my channel logo.
I learned from the email Twitch sent me after reviewing my masterpieces that I could not use a solo letter in my emotes. Don’t be like me and rush into it just to have it wasted!
Read The Rules!