How to Use Green Screen in Living Streaming

Building a trust bridge with your audience is the main goal for the majority of living streamers out there. As we know enlarging the fanbase from you and your two best friends to a worldwide audience is one of the first steps to creating a professional look. Of course, getting yourself a nice microphone and camera are both important when getting started, but if you’re looking to take your stream up a notch you need to think more.


A green screen is surely going to turn a few heads when you are streaming, and inspire your creativity. It gives you the priority to take your stream in all sorts of funny directions that you never thought were possible. But how do you get your green screen working on stream?


A Green Screen Work for Streaming

The process of using a green screen is called chroma keying, which uses a specific color (like green) is removed from the video and replaced with another image user wanted. In other words, this is why those streamers you watch remove their background and end up with a virtual image in front of their watching screen.


Be sure one thing that you'll need to cut out all of a specific color from your frame for getting your green screen work. That means if you sit there in a green shirt and the screen in green that'll be cut out too!


Using A Green Screen on OBS

OBS is free software known by thousands of streamers around the world to get the look and feel of their streams perfect. Before using a green screen, you'd better download this software and then follow these steps on how to use a green screen on OBS. below:


  1. Set up your green screen on the chair or behind where you are sitting.
  2. Open up the OBS program on your computer and add a video source.
  3. Right-click on the video source and click on ‘Filter’.
  4. From here you can click the ‘+’ symbol in the ‘Effects Filters’ tab.
  5. Select the ‘Chroma Key’ option from the list of effects.
  6. Give this effect layer a name such as “Stream Green Screen”
  7. Once you’ve selected a Chroma Key, the OBS program will automatically

select some standard settings. You’ll be able to experiment with these sliders to find the sweet spot in these settings to match your lighting and room setup.

  1. Once you’re finished, you can click ‘close’ and you’re good to go!


If you want to add a background layer, you can go in and add a new layer, making sure that they’re below the chroma key layer in the list of layers. You can go nuts with your creativity here, adding interesting images that reflect your brand, or funny backdrops to set the scene for a skit.

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