- The first thing you should do is find out the size of your picture. You can do this by selecting [i]File[/i] and then [i]Open[/i] and select the file you want to open. But do not open it, look at the preveiw on the right and under should be the size (circled in screenshot 1). Create a new file of this size.
NOTE After this process si done, the size of the picture will automaticly be scaled down to 256x256 pixels. Your picture should not be cut off any where or disfigured by scaling down.*
Now you should have a blank document. Select the move tool (circled in screenshot 2), click and hold any where on the document and drag the white area completly off the screen(it is simple but it works). You should see a checkered pattern of dark and light gray squares (refer to screenshot 2).
Right click on the document and select [i]file[/i] then [i]Open as Layers[/i] (refer to screenshot 2). Now open your picture. Now you must select your backround. With a solid color backround, you can simply use the [i]Select by Color Tool[/i] to do this (circled in screenshot 3).
Once your entire backround is selected, you now have to delete it. You can simply press delete to get rid of it. However if your picture has the same color as the backround any where in it, you can deselect by holding ctrl and clicking on the selected area, then delete the backround. Or you can maually erase the backround with the [i]Eraser Tool[/i] and manuver around your picture.
When done erasing the backround, your picture should be surrounded by the checkered pattern (refer to screenshot 3). If you used the Select by color tool, there may be random areas with single pixels outside of the picture. Just zoom and erase these. You may also have to fix up some edges.
Now you have to save it. On the document, click [i]File[/i], [i]Save as[/i]. After your file name, add a .tga or select it by extension (refer to/circled in screenshot 4). Now click save. A window should pop up titled [i]Save as TGA[/i] with two tick boxes in it. [b]Be sure these are not ticked[/b] (refer to screenshot 5). Click save.
Now start up CS:S, go to [i]Options, Multiplayer(tab), Import Spray(button)[/i], and go to the file where you saved your spray. (you may have to press the [i]Root folder[/i] (circled in screenshot 6) button at the top right of the Import Spray window a few times to find your file. Press [i]Open[/i] and [i]Apply[/i].
Your spray is now ready. Join a server and enjoy!
I found all of this on my own and if there is another tut using this method, it is pure coincidence. P.S. Panda is my in game name. P.S.S. Thanks to whoever made the menu backround, I couldn't find it on the site again.