You’ll need to select or create an icon when you publish your effect in Spark AR Hub. Your icon is an image that represents your effect in the camera, and can be either an image you upload or a frame from your demo video.
Icons are uploaded alongside your project file and demo video as part of the effect publishing process. Find out more about publishing your effects on Facebook and Instagram.
Whether you use a frame from your demo video or create an image, an expressive and memorable icon will help people notice and recognize your effect. It should:
These icons follow our guidelines, and our best practice suggestions:
It’s a good idea to have an image ready in advance so you can quickly upload it when prompted during the publishing process.
You don’t need to do any additional formatting or cropping of your image before you upload it. However, the following tips will help make sure you don’t get any errors when you do upload it:
Another option is to use our icon template as a guide to create your own icon in Adobe® Photoshop®. When the Examples layer is turned off, the template looks like this:
You just need to make sure that any artwork you create falls within the outer red circle and that most of it stays within the inner green circle. Don't forget to turn off the Guidelines layer before exporting it.
After you upload a demo video, you will see video thumbnails that you can choose to use as an effect icon. The thumbnail icon will automatically be created at the correct size.