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This Is How People Have Been Making Their Own IG Story Effects

Have you ever wondered how they're made?
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When you’re bored in the house and in the house bored, where else do you go on the world wide web? Aside from lurking on Twitter to stay on top of news or drowning in funny TikTok videos, you’ve probably been on Instagram and seen a bunch of IG Story filters made by random users. You’ve got ones that give you faux freckles, a fancy butterfly crown, and even fancy pink dollar signs. When you check the creators of these really cool filters, you’ll be surprised to find out that majority of them are just regular Instagram users and content creators. Which then makes you wonder, how do they make their own IG filters?

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Well, TYG for Google and YouTube, because we found out that people use a certain software to bring their own filters to life: the Spark AR Studio. Spark AR Studio is a software for augmented reality created by Facebook especially built for making 3D filters for Facebook and Instagram stories.

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The good news is that anyone can access and download the software to make their own filters. The catch is, if you’re not really a tech-savvy person, it might take you a while to get the hang of the program. In a way, it’s pretty similar to Photoshop because it involves a lot of the same features (like layers) and operates in a relatively similar fashion.

If you are not intimidated by the thought of ~Photoshop~, great! Because you’re actually going to need to use it, or any other similar programs, to design how your filter would look like. It might sound daunting at first, but it's something you can easilt get the hang of with a little patience! Here’s a detailed step-by-step tutorial to help you get started:

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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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