How to create deepfakes

Featured in

    Isn’t it alarming how realistic deepfakes can be? If you’re not bothered by them, here’s how to create your very own fake videos and images in no time.

    The last few years saw a staggering amount of deepfake videos popping up around the internet. From ones that are funny and creative to others that appear quite bizarre and somewhat scary, the deepfake tech is so powerful that we can only speculate what will come out of it in the near future.

    But let’s not worry about that for now. We should use our CPUs and GPUs to make the most of this technology and create fun videos of us looking like celebrities. And if you’re looking to do so, you’ve come to the right place. In the following text, we’ll explain all there is to know about making high-end deepfakes.

    What is a deepfake?

    Deepfakes are videos or images of people appearing as someone else. They are usually made by people online that make fun of celebrities like Tom Cruise or politicians like Donald Trump and Obama. To swap faces like this, people use special deepfake technology.

    Some of this tech comes in the form of free apps that offer basic deepfake features, while others are more complex. They require greater skills but provide fascinating results that are, in some cases, even better than CGI used in movies.

    Deepfake technology

    Most deepfake tools and apps utilize machine learning, APIs, programming language, neural network algorithms, computer vision, and generative adversarial networks (GANs). These allow deepfake creators to mash up facial features of two different people and lip-sync them.

    However, deepfakes aren’t just about neural network algorithms and deep learning, autoencoders, and programming language. They can also benefit from advanced text-to-speech tools. These tools transcribe written words into fully audible speech that’s narrated by an AI voice-over.

    Different types of deepfakes

    • Textual deepfakes
    • Deepfake videos
    • Deepfake audio
    • Social media deepfakes
    • Real-time deepfakes

    Examples of deepfakes

    One of the most famous examples of deepfakes in pop culture is the Luke Skywalker one from the Mandalorian TV show. Since the CGI used by the show’s creators wasn’t as convincing as Star Wars fans hoped for, a particular fan choose to deepfake Master Luke himself. Shamook, the YouTuber, did a fantastic job, after which none other than Industrial Light and Magic digital effects company hired him for future projects.

    Creating a deepfake

    Making a deepfake can be easy if you use the right tools like Photoshop, watch tutorials, and have programming experience. Nevertheless, the right tools cost quite some money, and it’s not like everyone’s willing to spend big to make one deepfake meme for friends.

    Nonetheless, the important thing is that anyone can make a deepfake. Of course, the deepfake they create might not be the best ever, and it might have a watermark, but it can do the job. To do so, you can download a free deepfake app and use its templates to make your very own fake video.

    How can I make a deepfake?

    To make quality deepfakes without spending big, you can check out the following websites, apps, and PC software.

    Deepfake websites

    • Deepfakes Web
    • Faceswap

    Deepfake apps

    • Zao
    • Wombo
    • Reface
    • MyHeritage
    • Deep Art
    • FaceApp

    Deepfake software

    • DeepFaceLab

    Speechify’s text to speech services

    Speechify

    As we’ve said, deepfaces and fakes aren’t just pixels, videos, and GIFs. They can also be audio files that sound like celebrities saying weird and funny things. To make these audio files, you can use text to speech software like Speechify.

    This is a TTS app that allows you to transcribe any written text into fully audible speech that’s voiced by an artificial intelligence narrator that you can manipulate to sound like any person, celebrities included—check out Speechify’s Gwyneth Paltrow voice.

    A great way to play around with audio deepfakes is to make celebrity voices read weird passages from books. With Speechify, you can import any digital or physical document and the software will read it aloud.

    So, what are you waiting for? Try Speechify now on your Android or iOS device, and make high-quality deepfakes.

    FAQ

    Is there free deepfake software?

    Yes, there are numerous free deepfake apps out there. The most popular one is definitely Faceswap that you can find on GitHub. This open source app utilizes TensorFlow machine learning, Keras API, and Python programming language, and it runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

    What software is used for Deepfakes?

    There are numerous deepfake apps available for use nowadays. Some of them are free, like Faceswap, while others require yearly subscriptions that venture into three-digit territory due to better features and overall end product.

    How can I make a deepfake?

    Of course! Everyone can make a deepfake. All you need is a deepfake app that you can either download for free or pay for if you’re looking for higher-quality features.

    How easy is it to create a deepfake?

    Creating deepfakes can be pretty simple, depending on the app you use. All you require are a source image (e.g., a selfie) and a video of the people whose faces you want to mix. Nevertheless, if you want full-on videos that will fool even the sharpest pair of eyes, creating a deepfake will take more time and skills.

    What is a deepfake?

    A deepfake is a photo or video of a person appearing as someone else. It can be used for fun, but it’s also questionable as it’s easy to use to spread fake news, accusing people of doing or saying something they actually didn’t.

    What are the risks of deepfakes?

    The major risk of deepfakes is creating mass confusion by spreading misinformation about someone. Sticking someone’s face on a person doing or saying an incriminating thing can change the public perception of them, framing them as guilty.

    What are the best deepfake examples?

    Head over to TikTok or Instagram and type in deeptomcruise into the search bar, and you’ll be amazed at how good deepfake technology is. You’ll also wonder how creative and skilled some people are to pull off such convincing fake videos.

    What is the best deepfake software?

    • FaceApp
    • Zao (Chinese app)
    • Reface
    • SpeakPic
    • DeepFaceLab
    • FakeApp
    • Wombo
    • Deepfakes Web

    How do I make a deepfake video?

    The easiest way to make use of deepfake video is to download a free deepfake app and use your picture with one of the template videos offered by the app.

    Cliff Weitzman

    Cliff Weitzman

    Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.

    Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify

    Recent Blogs

    • How to download YouTube audio
      How to download YouTube audio
      Arrow
    • Speechify 3.0 Released.
      Speechify 3.0 is the Best Text to Speech App Yet.
      Arrow
    • Voice API
      Voice API: Everything You Need to Know
      Arrow
    • Text to audio
      Best text to speech generator apps
      Arrow
    • The best AI tools other than ChatGPT
      The best AI tools other than ChatGPT
      Arrow
    • Top voice over marketplaces reviewed
      Top voice over marketplaces reviewed
      Arrow
    • Speechify Studio vs. Descript
      Speechify Studio vs. Descript
      Arrow
    • Google Cloud Text to Speech API
      Everything to Know About Google Cloud Text to Speech API
      Arrow
    • Source of Joe Biden deepfake revealed after election interference
      Source of Joe Biden deepfake revealed after election interference
      Arrow
    • How to listen to scientific papers
      How to listen to scientific papers
      Arrow
    • How to add music to CapCut
      How to add music to CapCut
      Arrow
    • What is CapCut?
      What is CapCut?
      Arrow
    • VEED vs. InVideo
      VEED vs. InVideo
      Arrow
    • Speechify Studio vs. Kapwing
      Speechify Studio vs. Kapwing
      Arrow
    • Voices.com vs. Voice123
      Voices.com vs. Voice123
      Arrow
    • Voices.com vs. Fiverr Voice Over
      Voices.com vs. Fiverr Voice Over
      Arrow
    • Fiverr voice overs vs. Speechify Voice Over Studio
      Fiverr voice overs vs. Speechify Voice Over Studio
      Arrow
    • Voices.com vs. Speechify Voice Over Studio
      Voices.com vs. Speechify Voice Over Studio
      Arrow
    • Voice123 vs. Speechify Voice Over Studio
      Voice123 vs. Speechify Voice Over Studio
      Arrow
    • Voice123 vs. Fiverr voice overs
      Voice123 vs. Fiverr voice overs
      Arrow
    • HeyGen vs. Synthesia
      HeyGen vs. Synthesia
      Arrow
    • Hour One vs. Synthesia
      Hour One vs. Synthesia
      Arrow
    • HeyGen vs. Hour One
      HeyGen vs. Hour One
      Arrow
    • Speechify makes Google’s Favorite Chrome Extensions of 2023 list
      Speechify makes Google’s Favorite Chrome Extensions of 2023 list
      Arrow
    • How to Add a Voice Over to Vimeo Video: A Comprehensive Guide
      How to Add a Voice Over to Vimeo Video: A Comprehensive Guide
      Arrow
    • How to Add a Voice Over to Canva Video: A Comprehensive Guide
      How to Add a Voice Over to Canva Video: A Comprehensive Guide
      Arrow
    • What is Speech AI: Explained
      What is Speech AI: Explained
      Arrow
    • How to Add a Voice Over to Canva Video
      How to Add a Voice Over to Canva Video
      Arrow
    • The Ultimate Guide to Speech AI
      The Ultimate Guide to Speech AI
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      The Best Celebrity Voice Generators in 2024
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      YouTube Text to Speech: Elevating Your Video Content with Speechify
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      The 7 best alternatives to Synthesia.io
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Everything you need to know about text to speech on TikTok
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      The 10 best text-to-speech apps for Android
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      How to convert a PDF to speech
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      The top girl voice changers
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      How to use Siri text to speech
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Obama text to speech
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Robot Voice Generators: The Futuristic Frontier of Audio Creation
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      PDF Read Aloud: Free & Paid Options
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Alternatives to FakeYou text to speech
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      All About Deepfake Voices
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      TikTok voice generator
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Text to speech GoAnimate
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      The best celebrity text to speech voice generators
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      PDF Audio Reader
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      How to get text to speech Indian voices
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Elevating Your Anime Experience with Anime Voice Generators
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Best text to speech online
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Top 50 movies based on books you should read
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Download audio
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      How to use text-to-speech for Quandale Dingle meme sounds
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Top 5 apps that read out text
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      The top female text to speech voices
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Female voice changer
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Sonic text to speech voice generator online
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Best AI voice generators – The Ultimate List
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Voice changer
      Arrow
    • Fan Fiction Audiobooks: The Fusion of Storytelling and Fandom
      Text to speech in Powerpoint
      Arrow
    footer-waves