Are you using Stream Deck?
I started using Stream Deck a few months ago and am loving it! The Elgato Stream Deck is a control pad for live-streaming or producing online events, that includes customizable hotkeys for switching scenes, launching media, and playing audio with just a click of a button. Here are 2 previous blogs that I think you’ll find helpful about Setting Up My Stream Deck and Productivity Tips for Stream Deck
Love the visuals!
No matter how I am using my Stream Deck, whether it’s for music, sound effects, live program facilitation or just for everyday business. I really appreciate using visual icons, because it helps me to efficiently click the correct button. I create many of them in Canva.
Let’s get creative in Canva.
I have a Canva Pro account and I use it almost every day to create posts, visuals and resources. This isn’t a sponsored post, but here is my Canva affiliate link in case you’re interested in giving it a try.
So to start with logging in to Canva and get creating. I usually choose either the Instagram or Logo option as they create a square image. Next, you will choose Elements and search for what icon you would like to use. They have many options, and once you have decided what you want, you can download the image. From there, you will upload it into Stream Deck.
Adding icons to Stream Deck
In order to add your icons to Stream Deck, you have to open the program, and first set up the customized key. After you have set up your key (or button) on the Stream Deck, with the link, you can just drag and drop your icon into the image box.
Using Stream Deck
Here are examples of what types of buttons and icons you can customize:
- Your logo for your website
- Microsoft Teams
- Swoosh for that sound effect
- Camera for that sound effect
- YouTube Channel
- My Quiz
- Mail Chimp
- Accounts such as Canva
- PowerPoint Slides
- And much more!!
Get creative and use your branding.
It’s fun and easy to be creative and you have the option in Canva to use your brand colours. You can also choose between a transparent background (which will show up black on the Stream Deck) or a white background, or whatever colour you have chosen. I encourage you to get creative in Canva, and think about innovative ways to use the tools you have. The icons are easy to create, download and change so don’t be afraid to switch things up whenever you feel like it. It will keep things interesting and fun.
You can sign up for a free account with Canva, or the paid Canva Pro Plan. In my opinion, it is 100% worth it! NEW Canva Affiliate Link: https://partner.canva.com/PRegier
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