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How to edit videos on TIKTOK


If you have always dreamed of creating a TikTok but don’t have pro-level videography skills, try using the in-built features of the application. In this guide, we will tell you how to edit videos on TikTok to produce engaging content for your followers.

1. Trim Your Clips
After recording footage, press on the Checkmark icon next to the Record icon. You will see an assortment of effects that can be used for embellishing your content. Find the Adjust clips menu in the right corner.

After deciding, which media files you want to use, trim them by setting their length. Besides, you can record new footage. To do it, tab on the Start over option.


If you like the result, tap on Save. To optimize your workflow, you can also use the Visme Video Maker since it features an impressive library of handy templates.

2. Apply Filters

This app enables one to select a filter before or after recording a clip. To select it, tap on the Filters icon in the top right corner.
Then, you will see several options at the bottom of the screen.

After choosing a filter, close the Filters tab and record a clip. Once it is ready, tap on Checkmark. You can also apply filters afterward.

To do it, tap on the Effects icon in the top corner on the right. After selecting the effects, play your clip and click on the effect to apply it to the part of the video that you want to enhance. Then, you can also add other effects to other parts until you are fully satisfied with the result.

Most people prefer using green screen, trio, and bling effects. If you have no prior experience, you can refer to FixThePhoto video editing services to make your content more engaging for an affordable price.


3. Search for Music You Like
You can find the Sounds icon in the top part of the screen. After tapping on it, you will see a list of songs. Then, you can select any track and play it while recording your clips. In this way, you can synchronize your videos with the audio.

The app allows you to use only one song for one video. For instance, it’s possible to select different parts of the same song that last from 15 to 60 seconds. You can also lower the volume of the sound recorded with your camera and raise the volume of the music or vice versa.


To adjust the sound, tap on the Arrow icon to see several options on the screen. Click on Volume and use Original sound and Added sound sliders to adjust the volume to your liking.

By moving the Added sound slider, you can change the volume of the music track. The Original sound slider enables you to adjust the sound recorded by your camera.

4. Add Voice Effects

When your video is ready, tap on the Checkmark in the bottom right part of the screen. You will see the Voice effects icon at the top. It allows you to use a variety of effects that distort audio.

These effects are perfect for enhancing TikToks with voice-overs. They can be used for distorting the original and added sound. The chipmunk effect is the most popular among TikTok users. It allows you to distort the sound of your voice and make it squeakier.


5. Add Sound Effects

Tab on the Sounds icon to select a sound effect for your video. You can also upload it from your device. In this library, you can find any effect by entering a keyword, such as boom, bang or splat, and the words “sound effect.”
If you have already created an effect and want to add it, tap on the Voice-over icon on the right. You can further edit this audio effect, adjust its volume and decide which part you want to use.

6. Use Transitions

After recording and saving your video, you can find the Transition icon in the bottom part of the Effects window. There, you can find a collection of transition effects that can make your videos look more engaging. For instance, you can make transitions between different parts of your video smoother.


Select the transition that suits your video better. Then, tap on the timeline to add the transition to any part of the video of your choice. In the library, you can find many transitions that are perfect for transformation and reveal videos. You can also make a transition more noticeable by tapping on it two times to copy it.

After adding a transition, play the clip to see the result. If something looks wrong, you can tap on the Undo icon below the video and add another transition.

Most users prefer using the Scroll transition since it makes it look like you are scrolling from one part of a video to another in the way you scroll the TikTok feed.

7. Incorporate Text

When your video is ready, you can decide on a title. Tap on the Text icon to select the right font, color and size. After entering the text, you can decide where to add it and how long it will be visible on the screen. To make the adjustments, tap on the title.
You will see an outline around your text. Then, you will be able to set the duration and customize the text to your liking.


After tapping on the Set Duration icon, you can select the length of your clip. If you tap on Edit, you will return to the screen where you can select the font, color and size of the text.

8. Include Stickers

In the bottom part of the screen, you will see the Stickers icon. By tapping on it, you can open a collection of graphics and emojis that can be added to your clip.

For instance, you can add a time, polls and stickers to your video to make it look more eye-catching. Besides, it’s possible to use the Face zoom option or manually zoom in on any part of your clip.


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