How To Live Stream Photoshop

Have you ever been interested in showing others your design process as it happens? A great method to achieve this is by live streaming your Photoshop work. Let’s delve into a detailed guide on how to live stream your Photoshop process.

Step 1: Install OBS Studio

The first step to live streaming your Photoshop work is to install a streaming software. The most popular choice is OBS Studio, which is a free and open-source software that supports live streaming and recording.

Step 2: Set Up OBS Studio

After you’ve installed OBS Studio, you need to set it up. Here’s how:

  1. Open OBS Studio and click on “Settings”.
  2. Select “Stream”.
  3. Choose the service you want to stream to (e.g., Twitch, YouTube).
  4. Enter your stream key, which you can find on your chosen streaming service.

Then, you’ll need to set up your scene and sources. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Click on “+” under “Sources”.
  2. Select “Window Capture”.
  3. Choose your Photoshop window.

Step 3: Stream Your Photoshop Work

With OBS Studio set up, all you need to do is hit “Start Streaming”! Your Photoshop window will be broadcasted to your chosen streaming service, allowing others to watch you work in real-time.

Additional Tips

Audio Setup

If you want to add commentary to your stream or communicate with your viewers, make sure your microphone is set up correctly. Go to Settings > Audio in OBS Studio to check your microphone settings.

Stream Quality

To ensure a smooth streaming experience, you should adjust the quality of your stream based on your internet speed. If you’re unsure about what settings to use, OBS Studio has an Auto-Configuration Wizard under Tools that can help you find the best settings for your situation.


Live streaming your Photoshop work is a great way to interact with your audience, teach others about design, and document your creative process. With OBS Studio, it’s easy to get started. Happy streaming!