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The following tutorial was based on the popular filter format with phrases around the face, but the similar walkthrough for crafting other types of masks from the templates provided by Spark AR Studio. Here's how to create a filter for Instagram Stories.

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How to create filter with Spark AR Studio

Step 1. Download Spark AR Studio to your computer;

Download Spark AR Studio Photo: Reproduction / Caroline DomsDownload Spark AR Studio Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Download Spark AR Studio Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Step 2. Run the program and install it;

Accept terms and start installation Photo: Reproduction / Caroline DomsAccept terms and start installation Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Accept terms and start installation Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Step 3. Open the program and click on the option Create Project;

Create a new project in Spark AR Studio Photo: Reproduction / Caroline DomsCreate a new project in Spark AR Studio Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Create a new project in Spark AR Studio Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Step 4. With the project open, make sure the option scene, in the upper left corner of the screen is selected, and click Add Object;

Add a new object to the project to start Photo: Reproduction / Caroline DomsAdd a new object to the project to start Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Add a new object to the project to start Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Step 5. A second window with several options will open. Select tool Face tracker and insert it into the project with the option insert in the lower right corner;

Add a Face Tracker to start modifying the project Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsAdd a Face Tracker to start modifying the project Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Add a Face Tracker to start modifying the project Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 6. Right-click on Face Tracker Then press Add and select the tool Plane;

Insert the plane tool below the FaceTracker option Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsInsert the plane tool below the FaceTracker option Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Insert the plane tool below the FaceTracker option Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 7. In the bottom left corner of the screen, choose Add Asset and select the option Material;

Under "Add asset", insert new material Photo: Reproduction / Caroline DomsUnder "Add asset", insert new material Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Under "Add asset", insert new material Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Step 8. To enter the phrase you want in your filter, go back to Add Asset and then select Import From Computer. The art used in this tutorial was created in Photoshop, but you can create the phrase in any image editing app and use it;

Also add the artwork you wish to insert into the Photo filter: Reproduction / Caroline DomsAlso add the artwork you wish to insert into the Photo filter: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Also add the artwork you wish to insert into the Photo filter: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Step 9. Select material and in the right window tick the tool Texture. Press Choose File and choose the art that has already been added;

Under Material, select the art to use in the Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms filter.Under Material, select the art to use in the Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms filter.

Under Material, select the art to use in the Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms filter.

Step 10. Select the tool Plane. Then go to the right window, press Material and link the material that has already been added and linked to art;

With the "Plane" tool selected, link the "material0" option Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsWith the "Plane" tool selected, link the "material0" option Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

With the "Plane" tool selected, link the "material0" option Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 11. Change Option Numbers Position to change the position of the filter. J in Scale, zoom in or out to resize the image.

Reposition the image to the face you want Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsReposition the image to the face you want Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Reposition the image to the face you want Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

How to export the filter and submit it to Instagram

Step 1. Press the arrow located in the lower left corner of the screen to export the filter;

Export the filter to a folder on your computer Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsExport the filter to a folder on your computer Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Export the filter to a folder on your computer Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 2. Wait for all options to turn green and confirm the export in Export;

Confirm export of filter after check Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsConfirm export of filter after check Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Confirm export of filter after check Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 3. When the export is complete, the program will display the option to open Spark AR Hub to publish the filter to Instagram. Select option Open Spark Air Hub to be automatically redirected to the site;

Click open Spark AR Hub to post the filter on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Caroline DomsClick open Spark AR Hub to post the filter on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Caroline Doms

Click open Spark AR Hub to post the filter on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Caroline Doms

Step 4. On the Spark AR Hub page, press the "get" option;

Click start to upload your effect to Spark AR Hub Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsClick start to upload your effect to Spark AR Hub Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Click start to upload your effect to Spark AR Hub Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 5. Select Instagram as the effect destination and rename the filter. If your filter promotes any brands, check this option. If your Instagram profile is commercial, this item is already selected. Then click "advance";

Select destination and filter name Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsSelect destination and filter name Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Select destination and filter name Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 6. Add a thumbnail for your effect and then upload the file. Thumbnail art should not contain other people's faces, long sentences, and words that match the name of the filter. Finish by clicking "load and continue";

Upload a thumbnail and filter file Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsUpload a thumbnail and filter file Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Upload a thumbnail and filter file Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 7. When the effect upload is complete, you will be able to see a preview on the social network after clicking "show on Instagram" and "next steps". You can also copy the test link and send it to some friends;

"Show on Instagram" option lets user see filter preview Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms"Show on Instagram" option lets user see filter preview Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

"Show on Instagram" option lets user see filter preview Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 8. Open Instagram and take the filter test. As long as it is not approved, it is not possible to publish Stories using it;

The 60-minute Instagram filter test Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsThe 60-minute Instagram filter test Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

The 60-minute Instagram filter test Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 9. Back in Spark AR Hub, select the effect category and upload a recorded video using it in Instagram stories. The video must contain up to 15 seconds;

Select a category for the filter and make a video showing how it works Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsSelect a category for the filter and make a video showing how it works Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Select a category for the filter and make a video showing how it works Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 10. Program the filter to appear on your Instagram after platform approval;

Choose if your filter has a show date or on Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsChoose if your filter has a show date or on Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Choose if your filter has a show date or on Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 11. Describe a little of what the filter does and why it fits into the chosen category;

Make a filter description Photo: Reproduction / Caroline DomsMake a filter description Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Make a filter description Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Step 12. Once you have met all the requirements, submit your filter for review.

Click "submit for review" and await platform approval Photo: Reproduction / Caroline DomsClick "submit for review" and await platform approval Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Click "submit for review" and await platform approval Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Step 1. Wait for the review to complete for the filter to be available on your Instagram. According to Spark AR Hub, this step takes about five business days, but may take less or more time. At this time, the platform may request some filter changes, in accordance with their policy, before approving the effect;

Filter approval depends on analysis Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsFilter approval depends on analysis Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Filter approval depends on analysis Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Step 2. Follow the filter analysis daily on Spark AR Hub. When this phase is over, the filter will be approved.

Approved filter appears as active on Spark AR Hub Photo: Reproduction / Caroline DomsApproved filter appears as active on Spark AR Hub Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

Approved filter appears as active on Spark AR Hub Photo: Reproduction / Caroline Doms

How to access the approved filter

Sign in to your Instagram profile. The approved filter is displayed in the area intended for its effects, showing the cone and the demonstration video sent for analysis.

Created filters are displayed in user profile Photo: Playback / Caroline DomsCreated filters are displayed in user profile Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

Created filters are displayed in user profile Photo: Playback / Caroline Doms

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