There may come a time when you make TikTok videos when you need to change the actual background to a different one, which is more relevant to the video you are creating. This means that you will need a green screen option.
Fortunately, TikTok offers its own built-in green screen effect that you can use to do just that, and you don’t even need a real green screen to do this. Using the TikTok green screen effect is as simple as applying an Instagram filter. Read on to learn more about the TikTok green screen and how to add it to your own TikTok videos.
What does the green screen video on TikTok look like?
A green TikTok screen effect looks like a video with you in front of a background that is different from your actual background during filming. Basically, you will be in front of a photo or video background that you have chosen. If you’ve ever changed your background to a Zoom call, that’s it.
TikTok offers a variety of green screen effects, where each effect offers a different green screen style / look. And so, not all of them involve changing your background. Some of them allow you to change another aspect of the foreground of your video (which is usually just a video with you or whatever the main subject). For example, there is a green screen effect that allows you to change the look of your shirt by removing the original image of your shirt from the video and replacing it with another image. There is also a green screen effect that allows you to project an image on your forehead.
How do you use the green screen for TikTok videos?
Although it seems complicated, using a green screen effect on TikTok is actually quite easy. It only takes a few steps. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Open the TikTok app and select Plus sign the button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Then select Effects.
Step 3: At the top of the menu that appears, slide your finger across the screen from right to left so that you can scroll through the tab options at the top of the menu. Stop scrolling when you see Green screen. Select Green screen.
Step 4: Select any of the green screen icons in Green screen to select an effect to use for your video.
Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions (if any) to add the photos or videos needed for your green screen effect to work.
Step 6: Then record, edit, and post your video as usual.