How to Make a Snapchat Geofilter on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to add a personal touch to your next event or party? Creating a custom Snapchat geofilter is a fun and creative way to make your event memorable. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of making a Snapchat geofilter on your Mac.

Step 1: Designing Your Geofilter

Before we get started, you’ll need to have a clear idea of how you want your Snapchat geofilter to look like. You can use any graphic design software like Adobe Photoshop or Canva to create your design. Once you have finalized your design, save it as a transparent PNG file.

Step 2: Downloading and Installing Adobe Photoshop

If you don’t already have Adobe Photoshop installed on your Mac, you’ll need to download and install it first. Visit the official Adobe website and follow the instructions for downloading and installing Photoshop.

Step 3: Opening Your Design in Adobe Photoshop

Open Adobe Photoshop on your Mac and go to File > Open. Locate the transparent PNG file of your geofilter design and click “Open.”

Step 4: Editing Your Geofilter

In Photoshop, you can make any necessary adjustments or modifications to your geofilter design. Use the various tools available in Photoshop to enhance colors, add text or shapes, or apply filters to make your geofilter stand out.

Tips for Editing:

  • Bold Text: Use the text tool in Photoshop to add bold text elements that will grab users’ attention.
  • Underlined Text: Underline important details such as event names or dates.
  • List: Create a list of details or sponsors using the bullet point feature in Photoshop.
  • Subheaders: Use different heading styles like


    to organize your instructions or tips.

Step 5: Saving Your Geofilter

Once you are satisfied with your geofilter design, go to File > Save As. Choose a location on your Mac where you want to save the file and select PNG as the file format. Click “Save” to finalize the process.

Step 6: Uploading Your Geofilter to Snapchat

To upload your geofilter to Snapchat, visit the official Snapchat website and log in to your account. Navigate to the On-Demand Geofilters section and click on “Create Now.” Select the area where you want your geofilter to be available and upload the PNG file of your geofilter design.

Step 7: Setting Date and Time

In this step, you’ll need to specify the start and end date, as well as the time when you want your geofilter to be available. Make sure you choose the appropriate dates and times that align with your event schedule.

Step 8: Reviewing and Submitting

Review all the details of your geofilter, including its appearance on different screens, before submitting it for review. Once you are satisfied, click “Submit” to send it for review by Snapchat.

Step 9: Payment

If everything looks good, proceed with payment. Snapchat charges a fee for On-Demand Geofilters depending on factors like location and duration. Follow the payment instructions provided by Snapchat.

Step 10: Wait for Approval

After submitting your geofilter and making the payment, you’ll need to wait for Snapchat to review and approve your geofilter. This process can take up to a few days, so make sure you plan accordingly.

Once your geofilter is approved, it will be available for users in the designated area during the specified time frame. Users attending your event can then swipe right on their Snapchat camera screen to find and use your custom geofilter.

Creating a Snapchat geofilter on your Mac is an exciting way to add a personalized touch to any event or party. With Adobe Photoshop and a little creativity, you can design a unique geofilter that will make your event truly unforgettable.

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