Create a very interesting Glitch effect in Photoshop with SaDesign

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The Glitch effect features digital noise lines that will make your photo more unique. Now these noisy lines can be made using Adobe Photoshop software. Let's learn with SaDesign how to create interesting Glitch effects in Photoshop through the shares below.

Create a very interesting Glitch effect in Photoshop with SaDesign

The Glitch effect features digital noise lines that will make your photo more unique. Now these noisy lines can be made using Adobe Photoshop software. Let's learn with SaDesign how to create interesting Glitch effects in Photoshop through the shares below.

1. What is the Glitch effect in Photoshop? 

Glitch is a specific error effect, interference effect. It was inspired by TV screens with interference or flickering sound clips.

Glitch effect in Photoshop

When using this effect, your image will appear horizontal or vertical lines that are inconsistent. Glitch effect makes your design more unique, attractive and mysterious. 

 

2. How to create Glitch effect in Photoshop 

To be able to create Glitch effect in Photoshop, you need to combine many different tools. Let's take a look at the following steps: 

 

2.1. Adjust the color channels of the photo to create Glitch effect in Photoshop. 

Step 1: First, we need to upload the photo we want to create the Glitch effect.

upload the photo we want to create the Glitch effect.

Step 2: Press the key combination Ctrl + J 2 times to duplicate this layer 2 more times, now we have a total of 3 layers. 

I renamed photos 1, 2, 3 from bottom up as shown.

Press the key combination Ctrl + J 2 times to duplicate this layer 2 more times

Step 3: On the "Photo 1" layer, right-click and select Blending Options. The Layer Style panel will now appear. You can double-click that layer to open the Layer Style.

right-click and select Blending Options

In the Layer Style panel, select the Blending Options section and then pay attention to the Channels section. This is the color channel of the image, it includes 3 channels including: R (Red: red), G (Green: green) and B (Blue: blue).

select the Blending Options section

With the layer of "PHOTO 1", uncheck the two color channels G and B, keeping only the R channel.

uncheck the two color channels G and B

Step 4: Repeat the same steps as above with the two layers "PHOTO 2" and "PHOTO 3" as follows: 

Layer "PHOTO 2": uncheck the R and B color channels, keep only the G channel.

 

uncheck the R and B color channels

Layer “PHOTO 3”: uncheck the R and G color channels, keep only the B channel.

uncheck the R and G color channels

If you turn off the eyes of each layer in turn with the icon  Hướng dẫn tạo hiệu ứng Glitch huyền bí trong Photoshop, you will see each image color channel you have selected.

If you turn off the eyes of each layer

2.2. Creating multi-color effects for photos 

After creating 3 separate color channels for the photo, we will proceed to blend them to create a color mixing effect, thereby creating Glitch effect. 

Step 1: Select the Move Tool (V), select each image layer one by one, then use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move them slightly to the sides, little by little.

Select the Move Tool (V)

Step 2: We can see the color layers above each layer are separating, continue with the remaining 2 layers.

continue with the remaining 2 layers

The current 3 color channels are overlapping each other unevenly, thereby creating an eye-catching color mixing effect. 

 

2.3. Creating wavy lines for a very interesting Glitch effect in Photoshop 

In this part, we will create wavy lines for the photo. It will make the Glitch effect more unique. 

Step 1: To get the same interference effect as on TV, go to Google and search for the keyword “Scanlines”. Then select the image and download the “Scanlines” image to your computer.

go to Google and search for the keyword “Scanlines”

Step 2: After downloading the noise line image to your computer, open it in Photoshop and set the Opacity level to about 25%.

After downloading the noise line image to your computer

set the Opacity level to about 25%

Step 3: The above steps help you add noise texture. Now hold down the Shift key while selecting all the previous layers and press Ctrl + E to merge all the layers into one. 

Then, press the key combination Ctrl + J again to Copy the merged layer.

press Ctrl + E to merge all the layers into one.

press the key combination Ctrl + J again to Copy the merged layer.

Step 4: However, this is not the final step, now you need to create many broken lines on the image to bring the most realistic Glitch effect. 

On the toolbar, select the Rectangular Marquee Tool, then select the Add to Selection box to be able to draw multiple shapes at the same time.

create many broken lines on the image to bring the most realistic Glitch effect.

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to draw a series of rectangles of varying sizes around the object image. You can refer to the drawings as shown below.

draw a series of rectangles of varying sizes around the object image

Step 5: On the toolbar, select the Move Tool (V) again and move the mouse to one of the newly drawn rectangles. You will see a pair of scissors appear next to the mouse pointer. Now move your mouse a little to the right or left, depending on your preference.

select the Move Tool (V) again and move the mouse to one of the newly drawn rectangles.

Finally, press Ctrl + D to deselect all selections. 

So, the extremely interesting Glitch effect in Photoshop has been completed. We have an image of a girl with broken noise lines and the typical blue and pink tones.

press Ctrl + D to deselect all selections.

Above is a summary of how to create extremely interesting Glitch effects in Photoshop. You can customize it to your liking to get the most interesting results. Try it out to see surprising results.

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