How To Create A Scene Using A Transparent Overlay

Step 1: Install OBS Studio If you haven’t already, download and install OBS Studio from the official website ( Follow the installation instructions specific to your operating system.

Step 2: Launch OBS Studio Once installed, launch OBS Studio on your computer.

Step 3: Add a Scene In the main OBS Studio window, you’ll see the Scenes section at the bottom. Right-click in the Scenes area and select “Add” to create a new scene. Name it appropriately, such as “Overlay Scene.”

Step 4: Add a Source Now, you need to add a source to the scene. Sources can be different elements like images, videos, screens, or other multimedia files. Right-click in the Sources area and select “Add” to add a new source. Choose “Image” from the menu.

Step 5: Choose your PNG image In the “Add Image” dialog box, click on “Browse” to select the transparent PNG image you want to use as your overlay. Navigate to the location of the image file on your computer and select it. Click “OK” to confirm your selection.

Step 6: Adjust the Source Settings After adding the image source, you’ll see the properties for the image source in the “Properties” window on the right-hand side. Here you can adjust various settings such as position, size, and opacity.

To make the image overlay transparent, you can adjust the opacity slider. Move it to the left to decrease the opacity and make the image more transparent. You can also adjust the position and size of the image by entering values manually or dragging the image within the preview window.

Step 7: Arrange the Scene Layers (optional) If you have multiple scenes or sources, you may need to arrange the layers to ensure the overlay appears correctly. In the Sources area, you can drag and drop the sources to change their order. The source at the top will be displayed above the sources below it.

Step 8: Preview and Adjust To see how your overlay looks, click the “Preview Stream” button at the bottom right corner of the OBS Studio window. This will open a new window with your preview. You can make further adjustments to the position, size, or opacity of the image source until you’re satisfied with the result.

Step 9: Start Streaming or Recording Once you’re happy with your overlay, you can start streaming or recording your content. Use the “Start Streaming” or “Start Recording” buttons in the OBS Studio controls to begin.

That’s it! You have successfully created a scene using a transparent PNG image as an overlay in OBS Studio. Feel free to customize and experiment with different settings to achieve the desired look for your overlay.