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Version: 3.9.0

Effect Icon Creation

Are you ready to submit and publish your effect? First, you’ll need a effect icon that visually represents your effect to the public. You can either design a face-based effect icon using Effect Icon Creator, or create your own image separately and upload it as an effect icon. This guide demonstrates both ways of creating an effect icon.

Open Effect Icon Creator

To open Effect Icon Creator, click the Create icon button in the titlebar.

create icon button

You can also open Effect Icon Creator directly from the submission form by clicking the Add button [+] under Effect Icon.

submission page add icon

Use Preselected Portraits from Effect Icon Creator

Use Effect Icon Creator to easily apply your effect to one of many available portraits. This method of effect icon creation is most applicable to face-based effects, like makeup. You can also import images from your computer to use by clicking the Add button [+].


Imported images must not exceed 2 MB or 1024 x 1024 px.

create icon window

Once you have selected a portrait, you can crop and resize your image.

select portrait

Design Your Own Effect Icon

You can also create your own effect icon separately. This is most applicable to effects that don't necessarily involve a face. You can use an image processing tool, screenshots, or other illustrative methods to create a design that visually represents your effect. The final image must not exceed 2 MB or 1024 x 1024 px.

Open Effect Icon Creator and switch to Upload* image. Click the Add button [+] to select a file from your computer.

Crop and resize the image to your liking. Once you are finished, click Done.

upload icon

Open the Submission Form

When you are ready to submit your effect, click the Submit button in the titlebar. Your effect icon appears in the Effect Icon section. If you would like to further edit your effect icon, click on it in the submission form to open Effect Icon Creator. Learn more about the effect submission process.

open submission form