How to make a beautiful Steam community profile - how to buy a background, change the design and add illustrations


How to make a beautiful Steam community profile

Steam is the most popular digital video game store developed by Valve. In addition to purchasing various projects, here you can also earn cards, and achievements and change the look of your profile. Today we will show you how to decorate your Steam profile.

How to level up your profile on Steam

All users whose profile is upgraded to level 10 can do customization. Below we have shown how to quickly level up your Steam profile.

How to upgrade your account

First of all, you need to top up your Steam balance by at least $ 5.00. Use this amount to purchase any games, game add-ons, or applications to start customizing. Next, you will have to spend a certain amount of time behind the purchased games, since during the gameplay there is a chance that you will receive one or more cards. To increase the level, similar cards need to be combined into icons.

If you already have five trading cards of the same game, below we will explain how to combine them:

  1. Log into your Steam profile.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, find the Inventory button. Click on it.
  3. Open the "Steam" section.
  4. Choose one of the cards. In the view menu, you will find the "Icon Progress" button. Click on it to go to the workshop.
  5. Here you will see the entire set of cards in your inventory. If you have five cards, click on the big Create Badge button.

This method can be used to save time and quickly level up your account.

Recall that you have already reset your account restrictions, so you can use the Marketplace. Use it to purchase various cards and turn them into badges. It is worth deciding which collectible cards of which game you want to buy. We recommend paying attention to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cards, as their price does not exceed $0.04 per piece. Below we will explain how to buy cards on the marketplace:

  1. Next to your nickname, find the "Community" item. Hover over it with the mouse, after which a window with options will appear. Select the "Marketplace" section.
  2. Go down below. Here you will see a search on the Steam marketplace.

Enter the following names in the search box. The cost of cards is standard - $0.04 per piece:

After purchasing five trading cards, follow the instructions above to combine them into one badge. You may have to do this several times to reach level 10.

How to enter information about yourself

Quite an important point in the process of upgrading your account. If you like to play multiplayer games, then the profile can be visited by other users of the client. The profile avatar and, of course, information about its owner will meet gamers. We advise you to decorate it beautifully so that the guests of your profile are impressed. We'll show you how to do it below:

  1. Go to your Steam profile
  2. Click the Edit Profile button.
  3. By default, you will be moved to the "Basic" section.
  4. Scroll down the page to find the "About Me" section. Enter the information you want to share with other users of the platform.
  5. Click the Save button.

Where to get and how to set a Steam profile avatar. How to earn points

Avatar is the face of your profile. You can choose any image as it is, but we recommend using Animated Avatars in the Steam Points Store. At the moment, there are more than 850 pictures in the assortment of the store. The minimum cost of an avatar is 3000 points. Below we will explain how to get into the "Points Store" and what is needed to purchase an avatar:

  1. At the top of the Steam interface, there is a panel with client sections. The first in line is the "Shop" section. Point the cursor at it and select "Points Store" in the menu that opens.
  2. On the left side, you will see a panel with profile customization. Find "Avatar" and click on it.

How to earn points

In the store, you will have a large selection of pictures, but you will need points to purchase any avatar. They can be earned in various ways. We will only cover the main ones:

  1. Buying games on Steam - on average, for each game purchased by the platform, from 100 to 150 points will be awarded.
  2. Purchasing goods on the marketplace - this item applies only to in-game purchases. Let's take Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as an example. After purchasing any in-game operation, you will be given a few points or a shortcut to rename your weapon.
  3. Create guides for the Steam Workshop - Steam has the ability to write guides and help newbies with useful tips. You will earn points for each published guide.
  4. Taking screenshots from games - by posting interesting screenshots, there is a chance that other users will like them and even appreciate them. The higher the score, the more points will be credited to your account.

How to set an avatar

If you have already purchased an avatar, follow the instructions below to decorate your profile with it:

  1. Open your profile.
  2. Click the Edit Profile button.
  3. In the menu, find the button "Avatar".
  4. Here you will see the section "Your avatars", and just below - "Show all". Click on it.
  5. Set the previously purchased avatar as the main one and click the "Save" button.

How to set a beautiful frame for an avatar in a Steam profile

The frame takes up a certain area around your avatar. Usually, users set animated frames, but there are also regular ones. Their cost varies from 500 to 2000 points. There are currently 462 frames in the store. Below we will tell you how to buy them:

  1. Go to Glasses Store.
  2. Click Avatar.
  3. Scroll down and find the frame section.
  4. Click on the "Show All" button.

Among all the frames, be sure to find the one that you like. We advise you to choose a frame for the style of your avatar so that they match. Having done this, all you have to do is set her as your profile avatar:

  1. Open your Steam profile.
  2. Click on the "Edit Profile" button.
  3. Go to the Avatar menu.
  4. Go down a little lower and find the section "Your avatar frames".
  5. By default, a blue frame will be selected. Install a previously purchased frame and click the "Save" button.

How to Buy and Install a Beautiful Steam Profile Background

Replacing the default background is one of the easiest ways to visually enhance your profile. You can buy it on the marketplace, as well as in the glasses store. We will discuss these two methods below.

How to buy a background on the marketplace

  1. Go to the "Marketplace" section.
  2. A little below the search menu is the button "Additional search settings ..." . Click on it.
  3. In the menu that opens, you will see the inscription "All games".
  4. Among the list of games, you will need to find the item "Steam". Select it.
  5. Once you've done that, you'll be able to sort your search by item.
  6. Scroll down the menu. In the Item Type section, check the box next to Profile Background.

How to purchase a background in the glasses store

Since the cost of backgrounds on Steam is not too high, you can find a budget option for yourself. But there is also a second way: buy background for points in the corresponding store, where at the moment there are 399 similar pictures. Their cost is 2000 points.

  1. Go to Glasses Store.
  2. Select "Backgrounds".
  3. In the menu that opens, you can select the type of background - animated or normal. Buy your favorite picture.

The next thing you need to do is set the background to your Steam profile:

  1. Go to your Steam profile.
  2. Click on the "Edit Profile" button.
  3. Select Profile Background.
  4. By default, a background with a glare will be selected. Instead, install the background you just purchased and click the "Save" button.

How to change your profile theme

The background can also be attributed to the theme because it will replace the background in case of its absence. Go to your profile settings, then the Theme menu. You can choose from six themes that suit your taste. They are free and every Steam user has them.

How to add an animated illustration

An animated picture is another unique way to decorate your profile. You can choose a gif that matches your background so they blend together and look nice.

The easiest way to install a gif is through the "Illustrations" function. It is worth noting that you can only put your own gif since the use of files from other users is prohibited. The site also prohibits the installation of sexual content in the profile. You can find similar pictures on various sites on the network.

How to decorate a profile with an animated picture:

  1. Open your Steam profile.
  2. In the menu on the right, find the section "Illustrations".
  3. Click on the "Upload Illustration" button.
  4. You will be given a choice: upload an illustration from the game (screenshot) or from a computer. Click the "Out of Game" button.
  5. Next, you have to give a name to the picture, add a description (optional) and select an image from your computer. To do this, click on the button "Select file".
  6. Check the box to confirm that you are the author of the illustration.

All you have to do is set the illustration to your profile:

  1. In your Steam profile, click on the "Edit Profile" button.
  2. On the side, you can see the button "Showcases".
  3. Click "Select ...".
  4. Among the list of showcases, find the item "Showcase of illustrations".
  5. Select a previously prepared image and click the Save Changes button.

You can also set the privacy of your illustration:

  • For friends - the illustration is visible only to you and your friends on Steam;
  • For myself - the image is available only for you;
  • Do not show - the image will be loaded, but will not be displayed;
  • Public — the illustration will become available to all users of the platform.
The illustration must be visible to everyone so that all site users can see it. The image will also appear in the "Community Center". This way you will be able to add an illustration to your profile. But before appearing in the profile, first, it must pass moderation.

How to flaunt the Steam Achievement Showcase

All achievements received on the account from a particular game are saved forever. With this showcase, you can show off rare achievements to the rest of the Steam users or simply fill in the space in your profile. Here's how to flaunt the Achievement Showcase:

  1. In your Steam profile, click on the "Edit Profile" button.
  2. On the side is the button "Showcases", click on it.
  3. Go down and click on the button "Select ...".
  4. Among the list of showcases, find the item "Showcase of Achievements".
  5. Select the game you want to showcase and save your changes.

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