2D Animated Filters for Instagram

A course by Ayo Vega , Digital content artist and manager

Digital content artist and manager. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2015

Learn AR animation techniques with After Effects and Spark AR

  • 95% positive reviews (41)
  • 1017 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn AR animation techniques with After Effects and Spark AR

A course by Ayo Vega

Making content stand out on social media and generating engagement with an audience has become increasingly challenging. Augmented reality filters are a great ally to impact users on Instagram as shown by Ayo Vega, an artist specialized in creating digital content who has created an infinity of filters managing to connect with an increasingly wide audience.

In this course, Ayo will teach you how to create an Instagram filter by going through all the stages of the creative process, from design to an animated composition in Adobe After Effects. You will learn how to use the main tools in Spark AR and will put into practice the elements of your filter to achieve optimal results and offer a very positive and entertaining user experience.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 19 downloads

  • 95% positive reviews (41)
  • 1017 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 35m)
  • 19 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will create an Instagram filter using animation and motion graphics techniques. You will learn how to add an interaction, and you will then publish your filter on your Instagram account.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For animators, designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in social media and AR filters.

Requirements and materials

Notions of graphic design, motion graphics, and use of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects are required.

As for the materials, you will need an Instagram account and a computer with Photoshop, After Effects, and Spark AR installed.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


1017 Students
41 Reviews
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Ayo Vega

A course by Ayo Vega

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Digital content artist and manager

Ayo Vega is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist specialized in the creation of digital content. His creations explore both the world of visual effects and those of graphic design and illustration. The content he develops for digital platforms is very well received by the younger audience, managing to make many of his pieces go viral organically.

He is currently dedicated to creating augmented reality filters for Instagram. He was one of the first artists to create filters for social networks in a self-taught way when this type of content was in its beta version. The best-known filters transform users into iconic characters such as La Veneno, Manuela Carmena, and Paquita Salas. Through his social networks, he publishes all his creations and reveals his colorful visual imagination.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Filter design and animation

    • Sketch of our design
    • Introduction to Adobe After Effects
    • Animation of designs
    • Animation of elements generated in Adobe After Effects
    • Final export of the material
  • U3

    Composition in Spark AR

    • Introduction to Spark AR
    • Composition: creating the base
    • Composition: adding elements
    • Particles and interactions
  • U4

    Final preparation for publication

    • Filter test
    • Final configuration and extra materials
    • Management on the platform
  • FP

    Final project

    • Motion graphics for Instagram

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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2D Animated Filters for Instagram. 3D, and Animation course by Ayo Vega

2D Animated Filters for Instagram

A course by Ayo Vega
Digital content artist and manager. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2015
  • 95% positive reviews (41)
  • 1017 students