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The 12 Best Twitch Panel Makers For Streamers

We tested all the major online panel makers, here are the best.

Looking to create your own Twitch panels for your channel but not quite sure which online panel makers out there is the one to go for? Lucky for you we’ve tested all the major panel makers and put together a list of the best ones so you can get on with creating your Twitch panels. 

We’ve ranked them from strongest to weakest in terms of the final quality and design of the panels and the ease of use and functionality of the tools, but every panel maker mentioned deserves its place on the list.

But first, why use a Twitch panel maker?

  • Reason #1: It’s affordable to create your panels (sometimes free!)
  • Reason #2: You don’t need any design skills or experience
  • Reason #3: It’s quick – you can create your panels in a few minutes

You can jump to a specific product if you want:

  1. Placeit 
  2. Canva
  3. Snappa 
  4. Fotor
  5. Kapwing
  6. Crello
  7. Visuals By Impulse
  8. WDFlat
  9. OWN3D
  10. Nerd or Die
  11. Stream Shift
  12. Stream Maker

Let’s get to the list…


#1 Placeit Panel Maker

Placeit Twitch panel templates

Placeit offers a lot more than just a panel maker. They have many other templates and tools that will be of interest to streamers such as Twitch templates, YouTube templates, logos and so much more. 

For those of you who don’t have the design skills required but still want great looking panels for their Twitch channel, Placeit’s panel maker is a fantastic option. You can create great designs super fast, and anyone can use it!

You can find templates in a wide variety of styles so you’re likely to find something that fits the look and feel you’re going for. Once you have a template you can also easily customize every aspect of it and have your panel(s) ready to go in no time.

Steps to create your panel:

  • Choose a panel template you like
  • Customize to your liking
  • Download it! 

Panels we made with Placeit:

 

Pricing:

  • Individual panel: $2.95
  • ‘Free’ with Placeit’s monthly subscription plan ($14.95 per month with unlimited downloads of all their templates)

What we like:

  • Awesome templates to start your design from
  • Easily find panels in a large variety of styles
  • Create something unique and professional-looking in seconds
  • Intuitive and easy to learn interface
  • Customize every aspect of the design

Overall, it’s a fantastic panel maker for anyone looking to easily and quickly create professional-looking designs (at a good price), no matter what your design experience.

Go to Placeit


#2 Canva

Canva homepage

Like Placeit, Canva is so much more than just a tool for making panels. They have social media templates, YouTube templates, and so much more.

Their platform isn’t specifically geared up to create Twitch panels (there are no Twitch panel templates currently) however you can easily use the tool to create awesome Twitch panel designs.

All you need to do is put in custom dimensions for your design (dimensions for a typical twitch panel e.g. 320×100) and then add elements to the blank canvas and customize until you’re happy. 

The tool is very user friendly so you can quickly create something that looks awesome! If you’re after a set of panels just download a panel then customize the existing design for your next panel, it’s super easy. 

Out of all the tools on the list, Canva gives you the best customization options! There are plenty of great icons, images, and fonts to work with. The best part is that you can create all the designs you need for free! 

Steps to create your panel:

  • Go to Canva’s home page
  • Click ‘Create a design’ 
  • Click ‘Custom dimensions’
  • Put in a relevant size for your Twitch panel (e.g. 320×100 or 640×200)
  • Then click ‘Create new design’
  • Add elements to the canvas to create your panel
  • Customize to your liking
  • Download it!

Panels we made with Canva:

    

Pricing:

  • Free!
  • ‘Free’ with their monthly subscription plan ($13.99 per month to access all the premium features)

What we like:

  • Easy to create something that looks really unique
  • Can easily customize every single aspect of the design
  • Create awesome designs for free! 
  • Can upload your own images/elements
  • Huge image and font library to tap into
  • Create something that looks professional very quickly

Overall, if you want to be able to customize every aspect of your design, and you want to create something that is going to be unique to your channel there are very few options out there better than Canva! 

Go to Canva


#3 Snappa

Snappa homepage

Like Placeit, Snappa does a lot more than simply help you create Twitch panels. They have a whole bunch of other templates including Twitch Banners, YouTube designs, videos, the list goes on.

Their panel maker is pretty solid but not amazing (in our opinion).  However, it definitely lets you create some really good looking design with relative ease.

You can customize every aspect of the templates so if you’re wanting to create some really unique panels it could be a great option for you.  It’s also a very user-friendly tool as well so you should have no issues creating the look and feel that you’re after.

Steps to create your panel:

  • Choose a panel template you like (or create one from scratch)
  • Customize to your liking
  • Download it! 

Panels we made with Snappa:

 

Pricing:

  • Free (3 free downloads per month)
  • ‘Free’ with their monthly subscription plan ($10 per month with unlimited downloads of all their premium templates)

What we like:

  • Good templates to start your design from
  • A good number of different styles to choose from
  • Easily customize all aspects of your panel
  • Option to create designs from scratch
  • Free downloads!

Another really cool panel maker for you guys to try out.  And remember, you can even get a few free panels if you’re looking to save your budget.

Go to Snappa


#4 Fotor

Fotor homepage

Like a few of the tools on this list, Fotor offers quite a bit more than just the option to create Twitch panels.  You can create all kinds of designs, many for free!

Like Canva their platform isn’t currently set up for creating Twitch panels (there are also no Twitch panel templates currently) however you can use the tool to create good looking Twitch panel designs.

In virtually the same steps as on Canva, all you need to do is put in custom dimensions for your design (dimensions for a typical twitch panel e.g. 320×100) and then add elements to the blank canvas and customize until you’re happy with what you see. 

The tool is very easy to use so you can quickly create something that looks good! You can quickly create sets of panels too if that’s what you’re after. 

Like Canva you have a lot of control over the design and plenty of customization options! So Fotor is well worth checking out. The best part is that you can create all the designs you need for free too! 

Steps to create your panel:

  • Go to Fotor’s home page
  • Click ‘Create a design’ 
  • Click ‘Custom size’
  • Put in a relevant size for your Twitch panel (e.g. 320×100 or 640×200)
  • Then click ‘Create new design’
  • Add elements to the canvas to create your panel
  • Customize to your liking
  • Download it!

Panels we made with Fotor:

 

Pricing:

  • Free (up to 6 designs)
  • ‘Free’ with a subscription ($8.99 per month, $39.99 per year)

What we like:

  • Easy to create something that looks really unique
  • Can easily customize every single aspect of the design
  • Create awesome designs for free! 
  • Can upload your own images/elements
  • Create something that looks great super fast

We think Fotor is great, however, we wouldn’t say it is quite as good as Canva just yet.  So if you want to fully customize your panels we recommend checking out Canva first.  However, you can easily create some great looking designs with Fotor too!

Go to Fotor


#5 Kapwing

Kapwing homepage

Next up we have Kapwing, an online video, image, and gif editing platform that also happens to offer a 100% free Twitch panel maker. 

The tool itself is very intuitive and easy to use but the main downside is that you have to create the designs from scratch (unlike a tool like Placeit where you can start your design from a premade template). 

That being said, if you spent a little bit of time (not long at all) you can create some good looking designs.  They might not be the fanciest but you can add plenty of custom shapes, fonts, images, etc. to make your designs unique to you.

As mentioned it is completely free so if you’re on a tight budget but still want some good looking designs Kapwing is well worth checking out. 

Steps to create your panel:

  • Go to Kapwings image editor
  • Set a custom canvas size (320×100 for Twitch panels is best)
  • Add elements to the canvas to create your panel
  • Customize to your liking
  • Sign in to Kapwing (free) to remove watermark
  • “Publish” your design
  • Download it!

Panels we made with Kapwing:

 

Pricing:

  • Free!

What we like:

  • Completely free to use – unlimited designs
  • Can create something really unique
  • Very easy and intuitive interface
  • Customize all aspects of the design
  • You can upload your own images

This is another really cool Twitch panel maker. You have to do a bit more of the work than some of the other tools but you can produce some great looking designs very easily and quickly. 

Go to Kapwing


#6 Crello

Crello homepage

Crello is a very similar tool to Canva and has many similar features.  Like Canva it offers so much more than just the ability to make Twitch panels.

There are no templates for Twitch panels on their platform yet, however it is still possible to create some great panel designs with the tool. 

Like Canva, you need to put in custom dimensions for your design (dimensions for a typical twitch panel e.g. 320×100) and then add elements to the blank canvas and customize until you’re happy. 

Crello is such an easy tool to use that you should have no problem creating some great designs for your Twitch panels.  You can customize all aspects of the design so you can end up with some very good designs that will be unique to your Twitch channel. 

You can even create many designs for free! 

Steps to create your panel:

  • Go to Crello’s home page
  • Click ‘Custom size’ 
  • Put in a relevant size for your Twitch panel (e.g. 320×100 or 640×200)
  • Then click ‘Create new design’
  • Add elements to the canvas to create your panel
  • Customize to your liking
  • Download it!

Panels we made with Crello:

 

Pricing:

  • Free! 
  • ‘Free’ with a monthly subscription ($7.99 per month)

What we like:

  • Easy and quick to create something that looks really unique
  • Can customize every single aspect of the design
  • Create awesome designs for free! 
  • Can upload your own images/elements
  • Lots of cool backgrounds to use
  • Can easily add animated elements to your panel designs

Overall, Crello offers you a great way to easily create some Twitch panel designs. If you’re looking to create your own unique panel designs for your Twitch channel you should check them out! 

Go to Crello


#7 Visuals By Impulse Panel Maker

VBI tools

If you’ve been shopping for stream designs in the past there’s a very good chance you will have come across Visuals By Impulse. 

They create some of the highest quality stream design going, and what you might not have known is that they have their very own free Twitch panel maker too. 

The tool itself is incredibly easy to use, you can create designs in seconds. However, if you’re looking for a tool that will let you make a lot of customizations then you’re better off looking elsewhere.

But if you’re after a simple design for your panels then it could be a great option for you. Did we mention it’s 100% free too?! 

Steps to create your panel:

  • Go to panel maker
  • Customize to your liking
  • Download it! 

Panels we made with VBI:

 

Pricing:

  • Free! 

What we like:

  • Incredibly easy to use
  • Create good looking designs in seconds
  • It’s 100% free! 

A cool (and completely free) Twitch panel maker from a fantastic stream design company! If you’re after that minimalist look for your stream check out their tool. 

Go to Visuals By Impulse


#8 WDFlat

WDFlat panels

WDflat is an online resource for streamers that offers mostly free templates and stream packs for Twitch and YouTube.  They also offer many templates that can be customized in their online editor, including some Twitch panels.

They currently don’t offer that many Twitch panel templates that can be edited in their online tool (hopefully they’ll keep adding more) but the few that are available are pretty cool and can be customized a bit to be unique to you. 

However, if you’re looking for very unique and customized designs it would definitely be worth checking out some of the other tools such as Placeit or Snappa.  

The panel maker is very simplistic and doesn’t offer much in the way of customizations.  But if you’re going for a simple design it could offer what you need. 

Steps to create your panel:

  • Pick a template you like
  • Click ‘launch in online editor’
  • Customize it to your liking
  • Download it!

Panels we made with WDFlat:

 

Pricing:

  • Free!

What we like:

  • Some cool templates to use
  • 100% free templates
  • Incredibly easy to use
  • Create good looking designs in seconds

Due to the limited customization options, you won’t get the most unique panel designs from WDFlat. That being said the few templates they have that can be edited in their online panel maker are pretty cool. Worth check out! 

Go to WDFlat


#9 OWN3D Panel Design Extension

OWN3D’s Twitch panel extension

If you’re looking for high quality and professional-looking stream designs OWN3D is one of the best options out there.  They have all stream designs you could ever need, including Twitch panel templates. 

They also have a Twitch panel maker which can be added as an extension right within Twitch itself.  You simply need to install the extension on your channel and then you will have the option to create panels through the panel maker on your channel page. 

Currently, the tool is a bit clunky and not all that beginner-friendly (hopefully they will improve this) but it does allow you to create some decent panel designs (including animated ones) and it’s all within Twitch which is a bonus. 

However, if you’re after heavily customizable and unique designs you’re definitely better off looking elsewhere! 

Steps to create your panel :

  • Add extension to your Twitch channel
  • Configure through the panel editor 
  • Save your panels to your channel

Panel designs from OWN3D’s extension:

 

Pricing:

  • Free! 

What we like:

  • It’s right in the Twitch interface!
  • Create something that looks good quickly
  • Can create animated panels
  • It’s free! 

If you’re on a tight budget and happy with simple panel designs OWN3D’s panel maker could be a good option for you.  For better customization options we recommend looking elsewhere!

Go to OWN3D panel maker


#10 Nerd or Die Panel Maker

Nerd or Die panel maker

Nerd or Die has lots of Twitch designs (including panel templates), and they also have an online panel maker where you can create basic Twitch panels 100% free of charge. They even have a free panel maker for Overwatch-themed panels

The panel maker lets you easily customize various aspects of your panel including colors, icons (including being able to add your own), text, font, and the sizes of the different elements. It’s incredibly easy to use. 

If you’re on a tight budget and are happy to go with basic looking panels for your Twitch channel then Nerd or Die’s panel maker could be a good choice for you!

If you want more professional looking panels but don’t want to splash out too much money we recommend using Placeit

Steps to create your panels:

  • Go to the panel maker
  • Customize to your liking
  • Download it! (PNG file format)

Panels we made with Nerd or Die:

Pricing:

  • Free!

What we like:

  • Very easy to use
  • Take seconds to make your design

If you’re looking for a way to create unique and heavily customized panels for your channel then Nerd or Die’s tool isn’t for you.  However, if you’re on a budget and happy with a basic design it might be what you’re after. 

Go to Nerd or Die


#11 Stream Shift

Stream Shift panel templates

StreamShift is a 100% free resource offering various stream assets including overlays, widgets, borders, panels, and more. If you’re on a very tight budget and looking for some cool designs they could be a great option.

The customization options are okay but not as good as some of the other tools on this list.  However, for a free tool, it’s a great offering!  You can easily change the fonts, colours and icons of your panels. 

The team at Stream Shift also seem to be adding new templates on a consistent basis, so well worth taking note of their site and checking back in from time to time! 

Steps to create your Stream Shift:

  • Enter your brand name (you’ll get initial results based on the words in your brand name)
  • Enter a keyword to find logo templates for your niche (e.g. photography)
  • Select a template you like and click ‘edit’
  • Customize it to your liking
  • Download it!

Panels we made with Stream Shift:

 

Pricing:

  • Free!

What we like:

  • Unlimited free designs
  • Create something that looks good very quickly
  • Intuitive and easy to learn interface
  • No design experience needed 

If you’re on a budget but often change the assets on your Twitch channel, Stream Shift’s panel maker (and other stream design tools) could be a great choice for you. 

Go to Stream Shift


#12 Stream Maker

Stream Maker creation tools

Stream Maker is a set of tools where you can create a few stream design elements including overlays, banners, and panels! They plan to add even more tools soon including logos and emotes. 

The tool’s interface couldn’t be simpler. You simply have to follow the easy steps and in a few clicks, you’ll have a decent looking panel or set of panels for your Twitch channel.

It has to be said that the tool is currently a bit limited in terms of the customization options and the number of templates you can use for your designs. So if you’re looking for something unique or want the ability to alter every aspect of your panel design then you’re better off using another tool. 

However, if you’re after a very simple-looking panel that is super easy to make then Stream Maker is a good option for you.

Steps to create your panel:

  • Go to the panel maker
  • Choose a theme you like
  • Add the text for the panels you want (up to 4)
  • Choose your colour
  • Download your panels!

Panels we made with Stream Maker:

 

Pricing:

  • $3 (for up to 4 panels)

What we like:

  • Couldn’t be easier to create the panels
  • Very Intuitive interface
  • Affordable

If you just want to get your Twitch channel going with designs that keep things simple and clean we recommend you check out Stream Maker.

Go to Stream Maker


To conclude…

So there you have 12 tried and tested online panel makers.  

We’re positive one of the tools on this list will help you create your perfect Twitch panel (or set of panels).

Enjoy creating! Oh, and if you have any questions, comments, or have suggestions for other awesome logo makers, leave a comment below!

Written by James Black

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