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How to Make TikTok Big Head Effect

Ollie Mattison
Ollie Mattison
Originally published Dec 16, 21, updated Jul 23, 24

On TikTok, the Big head effect is commonly employed by content producers to generate humorous videos. In particular, the Big head filter may be utilized for various creative production projects, including caricature films, memes, and teaching.

How to get that TikTok Big Head effect? Would you like to make your head look larger than your body in TikTok videos or photos? It's effortless to do on your Android smartphone. The best part is that we will show you how to use a Big head filter on different applications in this article and how to edit it. Aside from TikTok, there's another software you can use to enlarge your head in videos or images. Let's show you!

Part 1: How to Get the Big Head Filter on TikTok?

The TikTok Big Head effect is an extremely entertaining filter. TikTok is a social media platform that specializes in sharing short video content. Its consumer subscription has surpassed Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat, and its download percentages are much greater than those of the above said social networking sites.

The TikTok Big Head effect on TikTok, on the other hand, was so widespread that it began to be used by more prominent 'TikTokers.' Afterward, in a single glance, all users of the social networking in concern began to use it on TikTok live broadcasts. This is how you can use the TikTok Big Head effect:

Step 1: Go to TikTok's Discover menu to access the Big Head effects.

Step 2: Type "Big Head" or #bighead into the search bar and choose the top hashtag, #bighead. Each TikTok video that employs a Big Head filter would then be displayed.

Step 3: To test out a filter, choose one of the numerous videos available and look for the filter's name in the lower-left corner.

Step 4: Try pressing on the filter's title, then touch on the Camera icon at the bottom of the display to make a TikTok video employing the Big Head filter in concern.

Here is a detailed video tutorial about how to make a big head effect in TikTok directly.

Part 2: How to Make a Big Head Effect in CapCut?

CapCut is a content creation application that lets users apply various stickers, filters, and effects to their videos. It also has an essential green screen function, a zooming capability that acts like a Ken Burns effect, and many more features.

With the CapCut software, you can quickly enlarge your head in videos. With a single click of the big head effect, your head would instantly become larger than your body. Here's how to do it step by step:

Step 1: In the CapCut software, create a New Project and then upload a video in which you will enlarge your head.

Step 2: Click the Effects option at the bottom of the display, and then tap the Facial or Body Effects option.

Step 3: Locate and choose the Big Head effect from the Emotions effect section.

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Step 4: The big head effect may be modified in speed, range, and intensity. Finally, adjust the duration of the Big head effect to match the video's length.

capcut big head effect adjust speed range intensity

You can check the video tutorial below to find out more details in creating big head and small body effect on video with CapCut.

Part 3: How to Add Big Head Effect in Filmora Video Editor? [3 Ways]

Filmora video editor by Wondershare includes the typical overlays, transitions, trimming, as well as the effects that we've grown to expect from the enthusiast-level video editor. It features a user-friendly interface that is clean, minimalistic, and dark. If that wasn't enough, we're sure you'll be pleased to learn that the Filmora program can be used to create the TikTok big head effect in several ways.

With all of the characteristics we've discussed so far, you may further customize the Big Head effect with various Filmora effects. Let's show you how:

Launch Filmora and click on the Import tab to select the video file you want to use. And then drag and drop the imported media file onto the timeline panel.

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Method 1: Create Big Head with AR Stick Bubble Head Effect in Filmora Video Editor

 To add the Big Head effect on Filmora, click on the Effects option and select the AR Stickers option. Type bubble head in the search bar and then you will see it in the screen. Then, drag and drop the AR Stickers Bubble Head effect onto the timeline, specifically to the portion of the video where you want to add the Big Head filter on the person. As you do that, you will see a Bubble present on the video.

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Besides the bubble head effect, there are many more AR stickers available, such as heart eyes, censor bar, emojis, and big eyes. Download the Filmora video editor now and check it yourself.

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Method 2: Add Magnify Effect to Video

In the Effects tab, go to the Recommended category, and then you will see the magnify effect. Drag and drop it to the timeline above the video track, and you will see part of the video has been magnified accordingly.

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Now, double click on the effect in the timeline and open the Properties of the magnify effect. From the Properties section, you can adjust the size of the bubble using functions such as the Radius, CenterY, CenterX, Alpha, Zoom rate, etc to get a better video with big head effects. 

adjust magnify effect settings

Note: If you're unable to locate the Magnify option in the Effects tab, please download and install the latest version of Filmora, and then type "Magnify" in the search bar, and the system will directly take you to where the option is present.

Method 3: Use Mask and Scale to Make a Video with Big Head Effect

Besides adding magnify effects and bubblehead effects, you can also use the mask preset to create a big head effect in Filmora.

Drag and drop the video to video track 1 and video track 2 respectively in Filmora. Then go to the Effect tab, and scroll down to the Utility category, and place the Image Mask effect to the video above. Or, you can type image mask in the search bar to locate it quickly.

add image mask to tiktok video

Now, double-click the video with the image mask to adjust the properties. Scroll down to the Video Effects field, and you will see the Image Mask. Click the arrow icon to choose a mask preset, adjust its position and size settings to fit the video.

Tips: You can hide the video in track 1 by clicking the eye icon so you can adjust the video with the image mask conveniently. Click it again then you will see the video.

Next, click the video in track 2 again, and then go to the Transform tab, use the Scale slider to adjust the video size to make a big head effect.

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Watch the video tutorial below to find out how to use the Image Mask effect to create a video with a big head effect in Filmora.

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After creating the video with a big head effect, click the Export button on the screen to save the video on the computer, and then upload it to TikTok from your computer directly.


This article demonstrates the steps you need to take to add the TikTok Big Head filter to your videos. Remember, the Big Head filter is used to make videos more amusing for entertainment purposes.

Not only TikTok, but different apps such as CapCut on Android and Wondershare Filmora on PC can be of great use to you. Especially in Filmora, you get tons of video editing features that unlock your way into the editing world!

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