How to Do Green Screen on TikTok for Making Trending Videos

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

TikTok, one of the most engaging video platforms, does not only has a large number of funny videos for us to kill time but also designs creative effects for us to make funny videos, for example, green screen, time warp scan, disco, trio, tear, long face, etc.

The green screen effect has blown up in recent weeks and attracts a lot of people to "take a photo" with their parents at wedding, themselves in childhood, and many celebrities. Besides, this effect functions the same while adding videos to it. It can incorporate a person in reality into a dynamic background.

green screen effect on TikTok

If you're just watching these videos but unaware of how to use the green screen effect on TikTok, you're landing in the right place. We have made a step-by-step tutorial of how to do green screen on TikTok including how to add multiple photos and videos to this effect. Check the tutorial and join this trend on TikTok now.

1. How to Do Green Screen on TikTok

Using the green screen effect on TikTok is as easy as other popular TikTok effects. Get your pictures and videos ready, we'll start the tutorial right now.

Step 1. Open TikTok and press the "+" button on the bottom of the screen. And press the Effect option on the left side of the recording button.

Step 2. Find the green screen effect in the Trending category. Once you tap on the green icon, the background in your video will be changed into a default virtual scene. It seems like you are outside on a European street.

open green screen effect on TikTok

Step 3. TikTok has a few preset virtual scenes, but it allows you to incorporate customizable backgrounds into your video. Slide the column above Effects, and select a photo from your iPhone or Android phone.

Step 4. Press on the red button to start recording a video with a customized background. Now you can pretend that you are traveling in a desert with a balloon flying up.

add custom background on TikTok green screen effect

Step 5. When the recording ends, you can edit it like how you make a TikTok video in most cases. Once it is ready, you can post it online with trending tags and captions, or just save it to your phone.

Bonus Tips: Customize the Background with Time Wrap Scan Effect on TikTok

Bet you've watched tons of TikTok videos with the time warp scan effect, like a smoke illusion and mirror double. The big bonus is that you are allowed to add a photo from your album.

When the line moves across the screen, the chosen photo is unveiled gradually, and the main object in front of the camera will be incorporated into this photo, which is similar to use the green screen effect on TikTok to some extent.

This effect inspired lots of people to pretend to take a photo with Marvel's Avengers, the Hokages, and many celebrities. First, you need to find the effect which is a green icon with a purple line. Next, select a picture from your phone. Finally, get your posture ready and start recording.

customize background on TikTok with time warp scan effect

2. How to Do Green Screen on TikTok with Multiple Pictures

The guide above tells us how to add one picture as the background on TikTok. What if we want to switch scenes, like say moving from a desert to a beach suddenly? Do we have to shoot them separately and merge them into one video?

In the latest version of TikTok, the green screen effect is modified so to enable users to apply multiple pictures and videos to the background. Here's how:

Step 1. Go to the green screen option, and choose a picture from your mobile phone.

Step 2. Press the recording button and release it for the next one.

Step 3. Open the effect toolkit and tap the green screen again. Slide the pic thumbnail column to select another image. You can hit the "+" icon to browse all images on your smartphone.

Step 4. And now you can record another clip with a different picture background by pressing the red button. The blue bars above tell you how many clips you've shot.

use the green screen on TikTok with multiple pisctures

The maximum length of a TikTok post is 60 seconds, but TikTok puts no limits on the number of recordings. So you can shoot videos and add as many backgrounds as you like within 60s.

If you can't use the green screen effect on TikTok with multiple pictures like how we demonstrate above, check and update your TikTok app to the latest version

3. How to Use Green Screen on TikTok with Multiple Videos

Using the green screen effect on TikTok with multiple videos follows the same progress of pictures. And don't be confused by their icons. They are developed into different effect tools.

Step 1. Press the upload button on the TikTok app, and open the effects toolkit.

Step 2. Scroll down a little bit to find the dynamic screen effect. Once you tap on it, a room decorated with a Christmas tree will come as the dynamic background behind you.

open video green screen effect on TikTok

Step 3. Select one video from the camera roll. And you can trim the video into a shorter one afterward. Then hit the red button on the middle bottom and start recording.

use green screen on TikTok with multiple videos

Step 4. Stop recording, go to the effect toolkit again to add more video background.

Step 5. When you finish the whole recording, tap on the check icon. Now you can edit the whole video, post it online, or save it to your Photos app.

And you might notice the rough edges around the person. Besides, it is hard for this utility to recognize other objects except for human faces.

Because it is not equipped with advanced features, say, complicated and accurate motion track and video rendering, like professional green screen effects software does. The screen effect on TikTok is developed just for making short funny videos and sharing them instantly on TikTok.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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