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Aug 22, 2019 10:40 AM ET

How to make and share your own Instagram face filters

iCrowd Newswire - Aug 22, 2019

A tool that lets you create custom face filters and other excellent effects for Instagram, Spark AR Studio is now available to all users. Previously, it had only been available for Facebook and beta testers.

We here at The Verge have already used it to create our first filter, which you can see and share through Instagram’s mobile app by going to The Verge’s Instagram account (@verge) and tapping on the face icon.

If you’d like to know how to make your own filter for use on Instagram, grab your phone and computer and let’s go.

Start your project

It’s always good to start with a sample project as a jumping-off point. In this case, we’re going to create a Face Distortion effect.

Modify your filter

Now that you’ve opened up a sample project, you’ll probably want to make a few changes.


Use the filter on your own video

Up to this point we’ve been using the default sample video to see our effect. Let’s change it to see how our effect looks on other face types. If you have a webcam you can even preview it on yourself in real time. Here’s how to change the input video:


Your effect should automatically update and be applied to the new face. Make any additional adjustments you’d like then save the project.

Export your filter

Next, we’ll export a final file we can use to upload to Facebook and publish to either Facebook or Instagram (you can only choose one). Here’s how:

Test your filter

You’ve now uploaded your filter and it’s almost ready. You just need to do some testing first. On the next page, you’ll be greeted with two options: “Preview in the app” and “Get a preview link.”

“Preview in the app” will let you test your filter for 60 minutes from the account you’re currently logged in to. “Get a preview link” will give you a link you can send to friends, family, or co-workers so that they can test your filter; it can only be used 200 times in a single day, which should be plenty. (Note: I’ve personally had issues using the “Preview in the app” option, so I recommend using the link.)

Either way, go ahead and test to your heart’s content.

Also, you’ll want to send that preview link to yourself (either via email, chat, or however you like), because you’re going to need it later.

Publish your filter

When you’re ready to publish your new filter for the world to see, here’s how:

Congratulations, you’re all done! Now all you need to do is wait for your filter to be approved. When it is, your friends and followers will be able to find your filter on the app. Now go out and make some awesome stuff!

Contact Information:

Grayson Blackmon

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