The Face Paint Template lets you create a Face Lens that maps a 2D texture to your face. The texture appears to be painted on your skin and reshapes with facial movements. This template is great for creating full face masks or to apply realistic makeup effects. Additionally, the guide includes a Photoshop template for guided painting on the face.
Download the Photoshop Template
Using the Photoshop Template
The Photoshop template contains different Artboards to help you create your face paint textures.
Three Artboards are used as a canvas for your textures. You can see how the different Artboards can be used later in this guide.
- Full - this Artboard is mapped to the “Full” face mask in Lens Studio
- Eye - this Artboard is mapped to the “Eye” face mask in Lens Studio
- Lips - this Artboard is mapped to the “Lips” face mask in Lens Studio
Reference layers are used purely for visual reference. Feel free to hide these layers.
To get started, you can create a layer in Photoshop under the Artboard which contains the face section you want to work on and paint on this layer.
When you’re ready to export, select the Artboard you’re working in, and in the menu bar select
File > Export > Artboards to Files.
Artboard to Files options, choose PNG as the file type if you have transparency, or JPEG if you don’t. Make sure to have
Artboard Content Only and
Export Selected Artboards checked.
Adding the 2D Texture
Once you've exported your texture(s), you can add them to Lens Studio by dragging and dropping them into the
Using Your Texture
With your texture imported, find the
Face Paint Template Source object in the
Objects panel. Underneath are multiple Face Mask effect objects that correspond to the available Artboards in the Photoshop template (Eye, Lips and Full). Duplicate the one that corresponds to the texture you created by selecting it in the
Objects panel, right clicking and selecting
Duplicate. Next, select your new object and in the
Inspector panel, set the
Texture field to your imported texture.
Additionally, you can change each Face Mask Effect’s
Blend Mode and
Alpha to adjust the appearance of your texture.
Previewing Your Lens
You're now ready to preview your world Lens experience. To preview your Lens in Snapchat, follow the Pairing to Snapchat guide.
Please refer to the guides below for additional information:
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