Before we start, I have to add in that this tutorial is made using Photoshop, but is not limited to Photoshop.
Requirements to do this:
Any picture editing software
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive obviously
An item you want to take a screenshot of (Preferably a knife)
Now, if you have everything that I just listed, let's get to the important part of the guide.
Taking the screenshots
To take the screenshots you have to go to an offline game with bots.
When you clicked it, it will ask you for the type of bots you want, choose 'No bots'.
After this it will give you the option to choose a map, I usually use 'Vertigo' for mine, as it has nice lighting.
You can use whatever map you want, though.
After it's loaded, make sure you have your developer console enabled.
If you don't, go to Help & options -> Game settings > Enable developers console.
After you're loaded in and have your developers console activated, open your console by pressing the "~" key and paste this into your console:
sv_cheats 1;mp_roundtime_defuse 60;mp_roundtime_hostage 60;cl_drawhud 0;endround
After you've done that, walk to the spot where you want to take your screenshots, and take the screenshot.
It should look something like this.
It might depend on if you're playing left handed, I recommend switching to right hand for the screenshots
After you've taken the first screenshot, you open the console once again by pressing the "~" key and put in this command:
cl_righthand 0This will switch your viewmodel to the left, you can revert this by writing "cl_righthand 1" in console.
When you did that, press and hold the key "F" to keep inspecting your knife, and take the screenshot.
It should look something like this.
After doing this, you go to the screenshots folder of CS:GO.
You go there by going to your Steam library, going to CS:GO, checking your screenshots and click on "Show on disk"
Editing the screenshots
After you've taken the screenshots and opened the folder they're located in, you open Photoshop.
Once Photoshop is open, you drag in the first screenshot.
After placing the first screenshot, you drag in the second screenshot and place it aswell.
It should currently have 2 layers on top of each other.
After doing this, you press the eraser tool and click on the screenshot when having the top layer selected.
It will ask you to turn it into a smart object, click okay.
After doing so, go to the "Polygonal Lasso Tool"
After doing this, you put the opacity of the top layer down to around 50%, so you can see through it.
After that, select the area of the knife on the second screenshot, and press the "DEL" key on your keyboard.
When you have done this, just put the opacity back up to 100% and take a look the dual-knife screenshot you created.
Please don't use this spot yourself, as you can see something messed up with the lighting, go outside on Vertigo if you're deciding to use Vertigo!
Uploading the screenshot to Steam
When you're done making the picture, you go to the harddrive your CS:GO screenshots are saved on, copy the file path and paste it in when you're saving.
Once done, you're in your CS:GO screenshots map.
Set your save-file to JPG, scroll down and click on your latest CS:GO screenshot and press 'Save'.
This will overwrite your current screenshot saved to your custom made one, you do the same in the Thumbnails folder which is located in the screenshots folder.
Once done, all you have to do is restart Steam and you should be good to go!
Thanks for reading my first ever guide
Thank you for reading my first ever guide, I've tried my best to explain everything the best I could.
All feedback is welcome, I'll be sure to take a look at what you guys tell me.