*Note: This feature is currently invite only. If you'd like to be invited for early access, signup here.
Step 1: Download a streaming service
Since you'll be recording what's happening in your Photoshop desktop app, you'll need a third-party tool to live stream. There are many options, but in this walk-through we'll be using a program called Open Broadcaster System, commonly known as OBS. You can download it here.
*Note: Depending on your computer settings, you may have to visit your System Preferences to allow the download to open. (System Preferences —> Security & Privacy —> General —> Open Anyway)
Step 2: Download the Photoshop Plugin
*NOTE: The latest version of Photoshop is required to use this feature*
The Tool Timeline plugin will capture what tools you're using in Photoshop, and display them alongside your livestream's replay.
This program installs and manages all your Adobe Creative Cloud extensions.
After downloading the .zxp file, clicking it will automatically open the Anastasiy Extension Manager and guide you through installation.
Step 3: Prepare Your Stream
Initiate your new stream on Behance. Ready, set, go live.
1. Navigate to your Behance profile and click the Go Live button under the + icon by your avatar.
2. Familiarize yourself with the Streamer Dashboard
Your streamer Dashboard is your one stop shop for monitoring your stream, updating its information, and interacting with your audience. For best discover-ability, be sure to create a title, provide a brief description, specify the tools you plan to use, and create a few hashtags.
3. When you're ready, click Get Started
This will generate two unique codes for you to input into your broadcasting software. The first, Server URL, is a private rtmp:// URL that tells your broadcasting software where to push the stream to. Do not share this URL with anyone else. A new Server URL is generated every time you click "Get Started" so be sure to update it in your broadcasting software each time you go live.
The second code is a stream key. This is a provided password to broadcast to the given Server URL.
4. Open OBS clicks Settings in the bottom right corner of the window.
5. Select Stream from the left-hand menu. Under Service, select Custom. Then, paste your server URL + Key (generated on Behance) here.
6. Add sources to your stream
Navigate back to the main OBS window and begin to compose your screen. Begin by creating a scene by clicking the + sign in the bottom left hand corner of the window. A scene is a collection of sources. Sources designate what viewers will see on screen. Add a source within a scene by clicking the + sign in the bottom left corner of the sources column.
Here's a few descriptions of a few popular sources:
- Audio Input Capture - Connect a microphone to your stream
- Audio Output Capture - Broadcast the sound coming from your speakers (Mac users will need to take a few additional steps to make this feature work)
- Display Capture - Displays a screen of your choice
- Image - Displays a static image file from your computer
- Media Source - Displays a media source from your computer (i.e. a saved video)
- Video Capture Device - Connect a webcam to your stream
- Window Capture - Exclusively display the contents of a specified window
7. Open Photoshop and the document you would like to stream
8. Open the Tool Capture extension by going to Window → Extension → Tool Timeline. (Restart your photoshop if you don’t see it.)
12. Click Start Tool Capture
Step 4: Start Streaming!
9. Double check that OBS is capturing what you want to stream.
10. When you're ready, click Start Streaming in the lower right hand corner of the OBS window.
11. 🎉 You're live! 🎉 (Expect a 30 second delay before you can view yourself on Behance).
12. As you work in Photoshop, we’re streaming both your Photoshop application and your voice.
13. Respond to chats from your viewers as you stream by viewing your streaming dashboard
14. When you’re done, click End Livestream on Behance - this will end your broadcast. (For good measure, you should also click Stop Livestream on OBS, as well as Stop on the Tool Timeline.)
*Note: The replay of your livestream will live in the "Videos" tab of your Behance Profile.