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How to Use or Remove the Rotoscope Filter on TikTok 

The Rotoscope filter is originally created by @icetut on TikTok.

His most popular video is a Rotoscope edit of him dancing with over 49 million views.

He animated the Rotoscope effect frame by frame.

TikTok then decided to turn the animation into a filter/effect.

Since then, the filter has been used by thousands of people.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to use the Rotoscope filter/effect on TikTok and how to remove it.

How to use the Rotoscope filter on TikTok

Rotoscope filter TikTok

Here’s how to use the Rotoscope filter on TikTok:

  1. Open the TikTok app and tap on “Discover”.
  2. Search for “Rotoscope” using the search bar.
  3. Tap on “Rotoscope” under “Effects”.
  4. Tap on “Try this effect”.
  5. Record a video of yourself.
  6. Nod your head to activate the filter.

The Rotoscope filter will turn you into a colorful silhouette.

Keep in mind that the video contains flashes of light that can trigger seizures.

If you’re photosensitive, it’s highly recommended that you avoid using the filter.

If the Rotoscope filter does not work for you, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling TikTok.

The filter only works if you’re standing away from your phone.

If you’re too close to your phone, it’ll only be able to detect your face.

As a result, the filter will only be applied to your face and not your body.

Hence, you need to make sure that you’re standing away from your phone before you record yourself.

How to remove the Rotoscope filter on TikTok

To remove the Rotoscope filter on TikTok, you must first record a video of yourself using the filter.

Then, tap on the record button to pause the video.

After you’ve paused the video, tap on “Effects”, and tap on the cancel icon.

The Rotoscope will be removed after you’ve tapped on the cancel icon.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to remove the filter from other people’s videos.

You can only remove it when you’re recording yourself with it.

Some filters can be removed by increasing their exposure, brilliance, highlights, etc.

However, it does not work on the Rotoscope filter because it is a colorful silhouette.

Here’s how to remove the Rotoscope filter on TikTok:

1. Record a video of yourself using the filter

The first step is to record yourself using the Rotoscope filter.

Firstly, open TikTok and log in to your account.

Once you’re on TikTok, tap on “Discover”, and search for “Rotoscope”.

After you’ve searched for “Rotoscope”, tap on the “Rotoscope” effect, and tap on “Try this effect”.

Then, record a video of yourself with the effect.

To use the effect, you need to nod your head once.

Make sure to stand away from your camera so that your body is visible.

If you’re too near your camera, the Rotoscope filter will not work.

Tap on the record button again to pause the recording.

2. Tap on “Effects”

After you’ve paused the recording, it’s time to remove the Rotoscope filter.

To do so, you need to either remove the filter or use another filter.

Next to the record button, you’ll see an “Effects” icon.

Tap on “Effects” to open the “Effects” menu.

3. Tap on the cancel icon

How to remove the Rotoscope filter on TikTok

After you’ve tapped on “Effects”, the effects menu will open.

Now, you’ll see a list of effects that you can choose from.

The current effect that you’re using will contain a red border.

Now, you can either remove the current filter that you’re using or select a new filter.

To remove the current filter that you’re using, tap on the cancel icon.

By tapping on the cancel icon, the Rotoscope filter will be removed.

This means that you’ll be able to continue recording the video without the Rotoscope effect.

Alternatively, you can select a new filter to continue recording the video with.

Once you’re done, preview the video and post it to TikTok!


The Rotoscope filter was introduced on TikTok in early 2022.

The original creator, @icetut actually edited his dance with the Rotoscope effect.

Before the filter existed, users had to manually edit their videos to turn themselves into colorful silhouettes.

If you’re looking to remove the Rotoscope filter while recording, you can follow the guide above.

Unfortunately, removing the filter on an existing TikTok video is impossible.

Changing the video’s exposure, brilliance, highlights, etc., will not remove the filter.

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