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Introduction Hello everyone, I'm your host PHXR and today we're going to be making YOUR profile fancy asf.
Requirements Level 10 or higher on Steam
Adobe after effects (I use CC 2014, you can use any version)
Sony vegas (I use 13 pro, but you can use any version)
Knowledge of how to use both of the programs (duh.
Find yourself a profile background.
the best way to find them is either Steam market or Steam.
Try to find something that is detailed and isn't black at the center.
for this guide I'm going to be using a profile background called "Cityscape".
Once you found a background that fits your profile, Press "View full size" Button that is to the right of the image.
This will bring your picture to full size.
Once you've opened your background in full size, copy it's URL.
Then go to Steam.
design] website and copy paste the URL where it says CHANGE BG.
Alternatively, you can type "Steam.
tools/#(BACKGROUND URL HERE)" on your search bar and it will instantly load your backgrounds site.
Step 4 Download the zip package, put it on desktop or somewhere easily accesable and extract its contents to a folder.
Load up Adobe After Effects And import images labeled "Artwork_Center", "Artwork_right_1top", "Artwork_right_2middle" and "Artwork_right_3bottom"
On the top press "Composition" > "New composition".
Change all the settings as shown @ the image below.
Drop the center image to your composition as shown below.
Then choose Text tool from the toolbar on top
And write your name in the composition.
You can allign it to center by dragging it to center while holding CTRL button on your keyboard.
Change font and size that fits your preference.
Now it's time to add some effects, because noone wants to look at your name just sitting there
1st Thing I will add is "Glow" effect.
it comes with Adobe after effects itself so you won't need to download it.
after adding glow your text should look something like this.
Looks way better than the 1st one!
Another thing you can add is some wiggle.
For this I will be using effect called "S_Shake" from Sapphire plugins, which you will need to download.
Here are my wiggle settings
Final Thing should look like this[i.
There are plenty other effects we could add, but let's just say we're finished for now.
It's time to render the whole thing.
NOTE THAT STEAM ONLY ALLOWS FILES BELOW 9 MB SO BE CAREFUL AND DON'T PUT TOO MANY EFFECTS!
Let's say I want to make my gif 5 seconds long.
Move your cursor to 5 seconds, and move the slider to the same spot like shown below
Now Press "Composition" again and then press "Add to render queue".
Alternatively you can just press CTRL+M on your keyboard.
Make it output to desktop and make sure that you're rendering
At this point we've rendered the file so you can close After effects.
It's time to open Sony vegas.
Drag rendered .
AVI file to sony vegas, Right click on it, go to properties and disable resample.
Alternatively you can right click on it, go to switches and disable resample from there as shown in the screenshot below.
Now double click on your video, go to "File" > "Render as.
My favourite way to render it out is using SONY AVC/MVC format.
Press on the "Internet 1920x1080-30p" and then "Customize Template.
There you want to do exact same thing as shown in the gif below.
Now save that template & render your video.
Once you've rendered your video, go to EZGIF - Video to gif[ezgif.
com] website and select your video, then press upload.
it should take a few seconds to upload.
After that change framerate to 20, keep the original size and press "Convert to gif" as shown in the gif below.
Press "save" and it will download the .
That's basically it! Now you just upload the artwork to your profile as shown in the gif below
Then select artwork showcase as your showcase when editing profile and put the gif to the center showcase.
And you're done! I hope this guide helped you, if it did, please rate, favourite and share it to your friends !
NOTE! IF YOU WANT TO MAKE ARTWORK FOR 3 SMALL WINDOWS USE 100 x 80 AS THE RESOLUTION
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