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I'm gonna show you how to get started making Instagram filters in spark AR and
make a face tattoo filter in minutes spark AR is what all Instagram and
messenger filters are made in and now it's free and available to everyone to
get started you just need to download it from their website and you're good to go
when you open it up it looks like this you can click on any of these to test
some existing built effects that they've made but we're gonna create a new
project here we can see a test face where we can simulate our filter live
there's also a few more options if you go over to our camera icon over here and
select the other faces this so you can test out different skin tones different
hair and even beards but let's click on this FaceTime HD camera up here which is
my webcam now I can test the filters live on myself over here is that scene
panel and down here is where we're gonna keep our assets if we click on this add
object button we can start to add stuff to our scene there's lots of things we
can do here but for our effect all we need is the face mesh so let's select
insert and now we've got a real-time reactive mesh of my face and it's
working pretty well and we can also see in our scene panel that face mesh has
been added and we've got some properties for it over here on the right that we
could change as well to add our tattoos we're gonna need to add a material over
here so let's click on this plus and that will create a blank white material well
I'm gonna look horrifying for a little while and then a new material pops over
here in our assets panel and we're gonna rename that to tats material because we
always label our layers and now we need to create a texture for this material to
do that we're gonna go over to help and click download face assets that takes us
to this website and then we can click download the face reference assets here
that downloads this folder and if we go into textures we can see a bunch of
references got a feminine face here and masculine face and a few other
references as well let's open the masculine face in Photoshop this is the
shape that our texture needs for it to map nicely to our face mesh so from here
we just need to create a new layer and start drawing our tattoos over the top
we could place images in and then adjust them the young man whose tattoos I'm
referencing is in export of legal bother at the moment so I'm not too worried
about being sued for taking his likeness but just to be on the safe side let's
add a decimal place so it becomes six point nine
perfect now let's hide that bottom layer so it has a transparent background and
then we can go to file quick explored as PNG and save that and now we can drag
that tatts texture into our assets panel and then we go up and select our tats
material and then we go to its texture over here click this arrow and select
tat texture and there we are we've got our face tattoos mapped to our face
they'll move with our eyebrows and with our mouth as well and overall track
pretty nicely I've got a few options we can tweak down here I'm going to lower
the opacity a fair bit as well maybe about 70 just so it blends in a little
bit more there I'm happy with that let's go test it on some of our other faces
and skin tones wonderful these all look very good I think we've turned an
alright job to publish your filters to Instagram and to messenger we need to go
up to file and click export and from there we're just going to follow the
prompts from here it will take you to the Spark AR hub where you can upload it
and have it reviewed by Facebook before they go live and that usually takes
about a day or two and you also need a create little icon for your filter as
well and upload that face tats are probably the most basic effect you can
do in spark AR so that's why I started with this one
but there's so many different effects I want to explore and and show as well so
please let me know if you're interested in seeing more of these I made a short
playlist or some related videos that'll think you'll enjoy if you've made it
this far I'll see you in the next video and please consider subscribing if you'd
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Subtitle: Zoe J Marriott