Augmented Reality Filters for Instagram and Facebook

A course by Paul Brown , Digital artist

Digital artist. Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico.
Joined August 2016

Learn to make your own animated filters and interactive masks with Spark AR Studio

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% positive reviews (108)
  • 2592 students

Learn to make your own animated filters and interactive masks with Spark AR Studio

A course by Paul Brown

The emergence of social networks in our lives brings new scenarios, needs to cover and endless opportunities to create. A clear example is filters, which help people express themselves and convey their ideas or moods creatively. The digital artist Paul Brown, takes his designs and animations to interactive planes such as augmented reality, a great market opportunity in which few are specialized.

In this course, Paul will teach you how to use the software Spark AR so you can make masks and filters for augmented reality social networks, with interactive parts that react to the movement. In addition, it will help you understand the processes and policies for authorization of filters that Facebook requires to be able to publish your work both there and on Instagram.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 10 downloads

What will we do in the course
3 minutes, 22 seconds
Software installation
6 minutes, 41 seconds
Introduction to AR
7 minutes, 56 seconds
Trackers and Basic Elements
14 minutes, 12 seconds
8 minutes, 21 seconds
2D elements
11 minutes, 20 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% positive reviews (108)
  • 2592 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 54m)
  • 10 additional resources (3 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 augmented reality filter for the Day of the Dead, which will contain a Catrina and a Catrín. The idea of having two characters is that you can understand how to make changes to your characters, and give options to the user.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To designers, illustrators, photographers and digital artists interested in making augmented reality filters.

Requirements and materials

You will need basic knowledge of 3D, since Spark AR Studio is a 3D application, it is also important to have knowledge of 2D image editing and if you know how to use a 3D application you can get even more out of the application.

Of materials you will need a computer with Spark AR Studio installed (you can download it online for free), a 2D editing program such as Adobe Photoshop; and the 3D software with which you feel most comfortable: Blender, Modo, Cinema 4D or Maya.


2592 Students
108 Reviews
94% Positive ratings

Paul Brown

A course by Paul Brown

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Digital artist

Paul Brown is a freelance 3D generalist, does motion graphics , medical and scientific animation, and augmented reality filters. He trained as a graphic designer at UNAM, and specializes in creative code for animation. He is passionate about exploring the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality. He began his career, working in advertising agencies with brands such as American Express, DIAGEO (Guinness, Jhonny Walker, Ciroq, etc.), Sauza, Helvex, among others, creating characters for advertising campaigns, corporate videos, stands , graphic identities, POP and architectural visualizations.

For a few years, he has worked as a freelance for different brands and agencies worldwide, developing motion graphics , graphic packages for TV, augmented reality filters, modeling and 3D animation, as well as medical and scientific visualization.


  • U1


    • Know me!
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Introduction to Spark AR

    • Software installation
    • Introduction to AR
    • Trackers and Basic Elements
    • Planning
  • U3

    Create your mask

    • 2D elements
    • 3D elements
    • Materials and textures
    • Materials and textures P.2
    • Partículas
  • U4

    Interactivity and publication

    • How do Visual Patches work?
    • Create options with Visual Patches
    • Movements and animation
    • Testing and export
    • Publication and requirements
  • FP

    Final project

    • Augmented reality filters for Instagram and Facebook

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Augmented Reality Filters for Instagram and Facebook. 3D, and Animation course by Paul Brown

Augmented Reality Filters for Instagram and Facebook

A course by Paul Brown
Digital artist. Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico.
Joined August 2016
  • 94% positive reviews (108)
  • 2592 students