Hello, everyone. My name is Koopa and we’re here with another BlueStacks Streamer Academy video. How to create the right Twitch emotes. These are the emotes that you are gonna be using on Twitch once you get partnered. They are your branding. This is what your community will use to have fun and communicate with each other through your channel. One of the biggest things, when it comes to creating the right Twitch emotes, is using things that have happened in the past within your channel that have meaning. If there’s a topic, if there’s a certain situation that has happened, or a certain game, an emote that generally fits the history of your channel.
One of the other key things to think about when you’re designing an emote, make it universal. There’s a lot of emotes that Twitch provides us with for free, for viewers to use in any channel, like [inaudible 00:01:02] or bible thump. You want to make an emote that can be used in other streams, too, and not just yours, that way you might see your viewers using your emotes in other channels and then, when others users see them, if it’s an emote that appeals to them, they’ll hover over it with their mouse, and then they will see which channel that emote originated from. Like, you know what, I might want that channel or I might want that emote. I’m gonna go visit this person. I want to check them out. Let’s go into the Twitch dashboard and check out what your emotes will look like as a partner.
So under the partner settings, when you go under the chat, you will see emoticons. Once you click here, you will see all the emotes that you actively have. And right now, you can see that I have 10 of 10 emotes that I can use within my community. I’m going to delete the [O 00:01:58] one because this one was a big emote at the time when Pokemon Go was really a big part of my channel, but it no longer is so this is actually a perfect time for me to delete it. Once I delete, it’s going to open up other emote options for me to add a brand new emote. Take in mind, when you’re working with an artist, they need to do three different sizes, transparent PNGs, 28 by 28, 56 by 56, and 112 by 112. Then you’ll need to come up with an unique code for your emotes.
The emotes that I have here as follows the Koopa Salute, that’s just a way to give back to the veterans or to any other act of military members, since I had six and a half years of military service. So this has a bunch of meaning. This emote is our bible thump version. It’s a crying Anubis from one of the experiences that we had in seminars war. We have a rip emote. We have some fist bumps to throw out when someone subscribes and these are actually designed by a friend. We had a banana theme going on at the beginning part of the first year of my channel or even have like a banana costume so the BananaCappa was actually a lot of fun, one of the most popular, and of course, the banana heart. Grey Goose was a thing we used to drink sometimes on the channel, not so much these days, but it’s still a solid GG emote.
So this gives you an idea that every single emote has some backstory to it. It’s not like I just picked a random image and uploaded it to my emoticons for my partner Twitch channel. So this gives you an example of what kind of emotes you can use, the right ideas behind making an emote that you can use not only in your channel, but also an emote that viewers can use in any channel universally. Working with an artist is going to save you a ton of time. There are people that are very [inaudible 00:03:49] with Photoshop, being creative, and so I encourage you to work with the other artists out there in the world of Twitch because they can do a really good job making you an emote. All you have to do is tell them what you want and within a couple hours, they have a few variations for you to pick from, and if you’re anything like me, when it comes to actually designing your own emote and drawing it and just using the right kind of file and the right resizing and getting it to be perfect so that it looks nice in the Twitch chat, can be difficult.
But if you’ve made it this far and you’re looking to create your own emotes for Twitch, congratulations on getting partnered and have fun with your emotes. If you see that emotes aren’t being used very often in your chat, that’s when it’s time to replace them. Don’t feel bad about taking an emote out. Just swap it with something new. Ask your viewers what kind of emotes they want. Your viewers will actually come up with some of the best emote ideas. I know that some of my viewers have designed for me, and I’ve been using them for over two years now and they’ve come up with some of the radest ideas and then I submit those ideas to artists for commissions and it’s simple. It’s that simple, guys
This has been another BlueStacks Streamer Academy video. Hope you’ve enjoyed it. We’ll see you in the next one.