Ads keep us online. Without them, we wouldn't exist. We don't have paywalls or sell mods - we never will. But every month we have large bills and running ads is our only way to cover them. Please consider unblocking us. Thank you from GameBanana <3

How To Use VTFEdit - A Tutorial for Counter-Strike: Source

Hello and welcome to my tutorial on using VTFEdit. Hopefully, by the end of this tutorial, you will have basic knowledge of this application. 1: What is VTFEdit? VTFEdit is a great program that allows the user to easily convert .vtf images into more common types of images. .Vtf image format is the same format that the source engine uses for all of its textures, including skins. 2: Where can i find VTFEdit? is it free? The program is 100% free, and can by found by Clicking Here. The Basics Once this program is installed, it can open .vtf images simply by double clicking them. This will then allow you to view the image. With the exception of Photoshop using the VTF Plugin, no image editing programs will support .vtf format. So to convert an image to another file, double click on the .vtf file, and it will open in VTFedit. Press Ctrl + E to export, or convert the image into another format. The image will be exported to the desired location, such as the desktop. The format i recommend would be .TGA format for best quality. Refer to screenshot A. You may now close VTFEdit, and open the .TGA file in a photo editing program and do with it what you may. When done customizing the texture, save it. Open VTFEdit back up, and press Ctrl + I, and select and enter the file to import it into .VTFEdit. When you import the file, a box will come up. For higher quality, change the 'normal format' to DXT5. Refer to Screenshot B. Now you will see the image you have edited in VTFEdit. press Ctrl + S to save the file. Save the file the same name as it originally was to the location of your choice. When the image is saved, it will now be in .vtf format, which means it can now be used as an in-game texture. Well, thats it. if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
1-10 of 16
1
Pages
  • 1
  • 2
Go to page:
  • BlackHoleSon avatar
    BlackHoleSon Joined 14y ago
    Offline
    46,628 points Ranked 92nd
    6 medals 1 legendary 2 rare
    • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 WiPs Medal icon
    • Reached 10 subscribers Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 WiPs Medal icon
    9y
    > **Posted by rcmero** > **Improvements:** > > - The GIMP with the appropriate plugin can open, edit and save .vtf, update this please. 4 year old tutorial. Still works fine.
    Stand still, I'm used to paper avatar
    Mantra
    Stand still, I'm used to paper
    URL to post:
  • rcmero avatar
    rcmero Joined 11y ago
    Offline
    15,425 points Ranked 423rd
    22 medals 1 legendary 2 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • GAMEBANANA Spray Contest Entrant Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    9y
    **Improvements:** - The GIMP with the appropriate plugin can open, edit and save .vtf, update this please.
    URL to post:
  • BlackHoleSon avatar
    BlackHoleSon Joined 14y ago
    Offline
    46,628 points Ranked 92nd
    6 medals 1 legendary 2 rare
    • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 WiPs Medal icon
    • Reached 10 subscribers Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 WiPs Medal icon
    10y
    > **Posted by Arx9077** > Nice tutorial but, could you make a tut about making an CS:S skin? Like..... Make a glock looks like a beretta? No thank you. This is a massive process (modeling, UVmapping, (possibly animating) texturing, and compiling. This doesn't fit into one place and is something I just don't do. Sorry.
    Stand still, I'm used to paper avatar
    Mantra
    Stand still, I'm used to paper
    URL to post:
  • Arx9077 avatar
    Arx9077 Joined 10y ago
    Offline
    10y
    Nice tutorial but, could you make a tut about making an CS:S skin? Like..... Make a glock looks like a beretta?
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • BlackHoleSon avatar
    BlackHoleSon Joined 14y ago
    Offline
    46,628 points Ranked 92nd
    6 medals 1 legendary 2 rare
    • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 WiPs Medal icon
    • Reached 10 subscribers Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 WiPs Medal icon
    10y
    > **Posted by mukjong** > **Notes:** > > - Where can u find .Vtf images?! i loked all over google and find squat! GCFScape. Google it, it contains the VTF files.
    Stand still, I'm used to paper avatar
    Mantra
    Stand still, I'm used to paper
    URL to post:
  • mukjong avatar
    mukjong Joined 10y ago
    Offline
    10y
    **Notes:** - Where can u find .Vtf images?! i loked all over google and find squat!
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • karnige avatar
    karnige Joined 11y ago
    Offline
    11y
    Pros: awsome Cons: none Improvements: none Notes: took me a bit but I got it!
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • Ratboy. avatar
    Ratboy. Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    12y
    Kool
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • Lolz Dude avatar
    Lolz Dude Joined 14y ago
    Offline
    1,339 points Ranked 23,394th
    8 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    • 1 year a member Medal icon
    • 2 years a member Medal icon
    12y
    Posted by BlackHoleSon
    Posted by Lolz Dude Were are these files located?
    the .gcf.
    Thx
    Lolz        :) avatar
    Mantra
    Lolz :)
    URL to post:
  • BlackHoleSon avatar
    BlackHoleSon Joined 14y ago
    Offline
    46,628 points Ranked 92nd
    6 medals 1 legendary 2 rare
    • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 WiPs Medal icon
    • Reached 10 subscribers Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 10 WiPs Medal icon
    12y
    Posted by Lolz Dude Were are these files located?
    the .gcf.
    Stand still, I'm used to paper avatar
    Mantra
    Stand still, I'm used to paper
    URL to post:

Details

Difficulty Level
Beginner