30 FREE Webcam Filters to Make Your Stream Stunning

30 FREE Webcam Filters to Make Your Stream Stunning

October 14, 2019 83 By Peter Engel


What’s up guys, welcome back once again to the Gaming Careers YouTube channel. Today’s video, we’re going back to tutorials you’ll be glad to know, and we are looking at how to apply a filter or a look up table within OBS or Streamlabs OBS for your webcam. Now this might be the first time you’ve ever heard of look up tables or filters but I’m sure if you’ve used any app on your smartphone in the last five years Instagram, Snapchat, even your camera, you’re going to know what filters are. They’re basically ways of adjusting how a picture or a video looks by applying slightly different effects to the colors, and you can get some really cinematic and nice-looking shots. We’re gonna be doing that within OBS for your webcam. Now probably one of the hardest things about creating these LUTs or filters is going and finding them on the internet, converting them into the right format and then you apply it to your webcam, it doesn’t look any good so you go and try and find another one. I’ve taken that whole process out for you and I have got 30 LUTs that you can download and you can apply each one, find the one that suits you the best. I’ve tried to get a complete range so that it suits all kinds of webcams and environments, all you have to do is download and apply the LUTs and that is what we’re going to be looking at today in this video. So we’re now at the computer and as you can see I’ve got OBS open, this exact same process applies to Streamlabs OBS, maybe if I’ve got time at the end of the video I’ll also show that, but it’s exactly the same because it’s part of the core OBS functionality. So I have my webcam fullscreen and I know that I’m going to get a comment on “your webcam looks amazing that’s why these LUTs look amazing”, yes that is true I am using a proper camera connected to an Elgato CamLink, but this process works exactly the same for any other video capture device, so if you’ve got a webcam or you’ve got a camera connected to something like a camlink, this will work just fine. Also my advice as always if you want to have a good looking shot with your webcam is to have some lighting setup, but that’s all for another video. For all intensive purposes this is my webcam connected to OBS and I’ve got it full screen, you might have yours in the bottom corner with your game in the background, but I just want to try and get this example through. So in the description of this video I have a pack of the 30 LUTs that I put together for you guys and converted to the right format for OBS to use. So if you head down to the description, click that, download the zip file and save that somewhere on your computer. Once you do you should have something like this saved somewhere on your computer, so you just need to extract that using 7-zip or any unzipping program. I’m just going to extract it here to this folder and if you go into that folder, when I open it correctly, you should have these 30 LUTs and they just kind of look like a grid of color, that’s exactly what they should look like. They’re PNG’s which is what OBS uses and they’ve all got some funny names. I couldn’t work out what to name each of these LUTs so I just went on a website and randomly generated some surnames and used those, I don’t know why I couldn’t think of anything inventive to call each one because they all do the same thing with different colors so it’s hard to come up with the names. I’ve just given them surnames which I think will work fine. So these are all PNG’s that we’re going to apply as a filter to OBS. So if we head back to OBS and we right-click on our webcam or our camera source and head to filters, we should get this new box popping up. So what you want to do is you want to apply an effect filter, so if you come down here to the effect filters and click the plus icon, we should have one which is called apply LUT. If we click that we can name the LUT, let’s just leave it as apply LUT and then we get the option to browse to the path of the LUT that we want to use as well as set an amount. So let’s go to our folder where we’ve just saved those LUTs. It’ll by default open up OBS’s LUT pack, it sort of has black and white, red isolated, really basic ones. Let’s just show as an example red isolated, so these are the five that come with OBS, if we take the red isolated one and apply it you can see that it’s sort of made a lot of the image black and white and pulls out anything that is red or kind of orangey colors. But we want to do one of the ones that we’ve just got from our pack, so if you head to the folder where you extracted it and choose any of them, I would probably suggest starting with the first one and going through all 30 and finding the one that you think looks best for your image and your background. For my purposes let’s go with Swanson, so if we click apply you can instantly see the change that has had. I’m going to move this over so you can see it in full screen and I’m going to toggle apply and taking it on and off and you can see how much difference that is making. It’s darkening a lot of the highlights and it’s making the whole image I think look a lot more professional and cinematic. So as I’ve said 30 LUT’s in here, go and find one that you think looks kind of ok, what I have done is I created the LUTs to be a bit overpowering, because you can actually turn down the amount that you want the LUT to apply within OBS. So some of them might really change your image quite a lot but I intended for people to be able to turn them down to a level they think that’s reasonable. This one actually looks quite good fairly high, so I’m going to leave it a 9.0 which means it’s applying 90% of the LUT through the image. And then you just click close and that is it, now my webcam source has this LUT applied to it and it really is as simple as that. It’s the exact same process in Streamlabs OBS, you just right-click on your video source, add the filter and it’s called a LUT, you just find the LUT, apply it, choose how much you want to apply and click OK. So it’s the exact same process I don’t think you’ll have any trouble following this tutorial and using it in Streamlabs OBS. Let me know which LUT you guys liked the most, obviously I’ve named them separately so that you guys can tell me which one you’re using, I want to know which one of these 30 is the most popular and which looks good in your background. So if you have followed this tutorial and you’re using one of the LUTs that I have provided for you do send me a tweet with a screenshot of your webcam with the LUT applied and let me know which LUT that is. I’d love to see how many people are using these and which one is the most popular. If you guys would like to see how to create your own custom LUT using Photoshop or some similar photo editing software, then let me know down in the comments because obviously I’ve gone through that process a bit for this video, so if you have enjoyed this video and you want to learn how to make your own LUT and apply your own sort of colors and filters, let me know down in the comments and that’s definitely a video that I will be do for you guys in the future. If you have found this video helpful and you may be using one of the LUT packs that we created in this video, please do give it a thumbs up and if you haven’t subscribed yet, what are you doing? 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