As a Twitch streamer, you know that presentation is everything. While your content and personality are the core of your channel, the visual experience you provide for your viewers is especially important when a new viewer arrives at your stream. That’s where webcam filters come in.
Simply applying a filter or LUT (Lookup Table) to your webcam lets you take your stream to the next level and give it a professional touch. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through applying any of our 30 free webcam filters in your streaming software. So, let’s dive in and enhance that camera!
What is a LUT?
A LUT, or Look-Up Table, is a file that contains a set of color-grading instructions that can be applied to any image or video footage. It acts as a color filter that changes the colors and tones of an image or video to create a certain look or style.
In the context of webcam filters for Twitch streamers, LUTs are used to adjust the colors and brightness levels of the webcam feed to enhance the visual experience for viewers. LUTs can be applied directly within streaming software like OBS Studio or Streamlabs Desktop, making them a simple and free way to improve the quality of a stream without the need for expensive equipment.
Your lighting and choice of webcam will still have the biggest impact on picture quality, but using the right LUT can still have a dramatic (and free!) effect on your overall presentation.
FREE Webcam LUT Filters
I’ve designed a set of 30 FREE custom webcam filters specifically for aspiring Twitch streamers like you. I named this collection the
Surname filter pack because I used a surname generator to come up with unique names for each filter. Full disclosure: it was a late-night idea!
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Once downloaded you’ll need to
unzip the files. Make a note of the location where you extract these files because we’ll need them later. But for now, let’s open up OBS Studio (or Streamlabs Desktop) and get started!
How to Add a Webcam LUT in OBS
Applying a LUT to your webcam in your streaming software couldn’t be easier. From within OBS, you’ll want to select your webcam from the list of
Sources. There should be a
Filters button showing directly above it, or you can always right-click on the source and select
Inside Filters, you should see your webcam preview next to two empty fields. We’re going to be applying an
Effect Filter. Use the
+ icon in the bottom left to bring up a drop-down menu where one of the options is
OBS includes pre-packaged LUTs that should be visible on your screen if you’ve been following along. While you can experiment with these LUTs, I personally recommend using one of my custom-made LUTs to make yourself stand out on camera.
From within this file selection window, track down the unzipped Surname LUTs from earlier and select the first one. You’ll immediately see your webcam preview change to display the LUT’s effect. Additionally, you can adjust the intensity of the effect using the slider provided.
Finding the Perfect Webcam LUT
With 30 LUTs to choose from, you’re bound to find one that makes you look your best. Start with the first LUT and keep trying until you find the perfect filter that suits your style. Remember, you can preview each filter in the
Filters tab to see how it changes your presentation. I’ve made sure to include filters that appeal to different tastes, so there’s something here for everyone.
If you’ve found a LUT that you like, but it’s a bit too strong, don’t worry. Simply adjust the slider next to the word
Amount to decrease the LUTs effect while maintaining the desired look.
Once you’ve selected your favorite LUT, simply click
Close in the
Filters tab and you’re all set. That’s it! You’re now ready to take on Twitch with your enhanced webcam look.
Webcam filters are a simple yet effective way to upgrade your Twitch stream and make your presentation more engaging for viewers. With the 30 free LUTs we provided, you can experiment with different looks and find the perfect filter that suits your personal style.
Remember, while LUTs can enhance your production, they are not a substitute for good lighting or a quality webcam. But with a little tweaking and the right LUT, you can make your stream stand out from the crowd without spending a dime on new equipment. So go ahead, download our filter pack, and start streaming!
As with all of our guides, below we have included a full video tutorial if that is your preferred method of learning.