How to Create TF2 Sprays

by John Grossman ; Updated September 22, 2017

"Team Fortress 2" (TF2), a multiplayer video game from Valve Corporation, allows you to import sprays and use them while playing on one of the servers. Sprays are pictures that you can apply to any surface of the map you are currently playing on. You can create TF2 sprays and import them into the game in just a few steps.

Open your Windows Start Menu and type "Paint", "MSPaint" or "PBrush" in the search box. Press "Enter" to start Microsoft Paint, a free graphics editing program.

Click on the "Resize" button in the toolbar. Click on the "Pixels" radio button and type "256" in the "Horizontal" and "Vertical" fields. Click on "OK." This will resize the image to a 256×256 pixel image, the correct size for TF2 sprays.

Create your spray by using Paint's editing tools. Using Paint, you can add text or shapes to your picture. You can also copy and paste other graphics into your picture using the "Control+V" keyboard shortcut. Once you are satisfied with your spray, save it by pressing "Control+S." Select "JPG" in the "File type" dropdown menu, give a name to the file and press "Save."

Launch "Team Fortress 2" by double-clicking on the program's shortcut in your Steam library.

Click on the "Options" button at the bottom of the screen and select the "Multiplayer" tab.

Click on the "Import Spray" button, locate the spray on your hard drive using the file browser and click on "Open." You can now use your new spray while playing "Team Fortress 2" by pressing the "T" key on your keyboard.

About the Author

John Grossman has worked as a journalist and copy editor for various publications since 1985. In the 1980s, he was in charge of the entertainment section of the "Austin Chronicle" newspaper and has, since then, worked for other publications, including golf and fitness magazines. Grossman holds a Master of Journalism from the University of Texas.