Call them spray logos, spray decals or spray tags., Making them is fairly simple and you don't even need to be a graphic artist to make one, just about any image can be turned into a spray logo or you can create your own image and convert it into a logo. We assume you already have an image you want to convert into a spray.
What you need
Before we get started, you're going to need a program to be able to resize images. Free image editing programs are scarce so you may not have much choice,. Gimp works quite well and is free, available here
., alternatively you can download a 30-day trial of paintshop, available here
. Hopefully you already have some sort of image editor installed so you are able to resize some images.
In Counter-Strike 1.6 you can have a spray decal up to 256 pixels wide and 256 pixels high, Below is a chart to illustrate the dimensions allowed.
Counter-Strike spray dimensions (not source)
The shaded green means the image size is supported. Keep in mind these dimensions are for Counter-Strike and not CS Source. The best way to avoid problems with image dimensions is to resize the image to around 96x96 pixels. The image doesn't necessarily have to be square as long as you keep the dimensions within the green shades as illustrated in the image above.
I wouldn't worry too much about dimensions, as in this guide we'll be using some tools that will resize and adjust the image ratios automatically. So for now, ignore the dimensions above.. for obvious reasons don't start with a huge image. Keep it small to around 400 pixels or below.
On the next page we'll show you how to create a spray logo for CS 1.6.