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Rotoscope Filter on TikTok Trend: How to use it?

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Rotoscope TikTok Filter

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TikTokers are turning their dances into colorful silhouettes with the new ‘Rotoscope’ filter – here’s how to locate it and join in on the trend.

Many of TikTok’s most popular trends are based on filters and effects that are uploaded by the platform’s developers or by the company itself. Some are minigames or challenges, while others are fascinating visual effects like makeup filters that may be used to spice up a standard video.

The bright ‘Rotoscope’ filter is a new viral filter that’s sweeping the internet and enticing thousands to join in on the trend.

With just a nod of the head, the effect transforms people into a colorful flashing silhouette, and users have been coupling the filter with a remix of the hit song ‘Gypsy In My Mind’ to create amusing videos that have amassed millions of views.

@lilyungguy just me? #fypシ ♬ Never Dull Gypsy In My Mind – Never Dull

On TikTok, how to utilize the Rotoscope filter

Although several people didn’t understand how TikTok’s Rotoscope worked at first, it is actually extremely simple to utilize. The effect may not be available in every region just yet, so if it’s not on your smartphone, you’ll have to wait a little longer.

Here’s how to put it to use:

  1. Open TikTok.
  2. Select the ‘Discover’ tab from the drop-down menu.
  3. Before hitting enter, go to the search bar and type in ‘Rotoscope.’
  4. Click the pink record button next to the ‘Rotoscope’ filter in the search results.
  5. To activate the filter, point the phone screen at your face and nod your head.
  6. To change the sort of face you’re using, tap the screen.

People have been getting millions of likes and views with their movies using this filter, so if you upload your results after you’ve finished filming, you could become viral.


New hair cut got me feeling frisky

♬ Never Dull Gypsy In My Mind – Never Dull

How to get rid of the TikTok rotoscope filter?

If you want to remove the Rotoscope Filter from a TikTok video, you’ll need to go to your profile’s draughts session. You can erase or unselect the effect you picked and return to the original video clip by tapping on the draughts and clicking the back button.

Some individuals want to know if it’s possible to remove the rotoscope filter from a stored TikTok movie, and if you’re one of them, the answer is no, and there are presently no apps available to do it.


Ankita Khanrah is a second-year student of the Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme at the School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar.

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