How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Hi there. This video is all about the glitch effect. We're gonna take this image and kind of wiggle it around, look like it's distorting. Even add some kind of brush strokes to kind of make it look like all sorts of grungy matrix hacking stuff is going on. Alright, let's jump into the tutorial. Alright, in your 06 color open up glitch effect one. So we're going to do a kind of a glitch and a glycemic effect. So what we're going to do is double click the background and this is going to be the cyan megalithic. Is that kind of cyan and red look three D, three D glasses type thing I'm going to duplicate instead of dragging it down. A cool little shortcut is with the selected command J. That is a cool shortcut that just doesn't appear anywhere. There's no like, like long version of it, you just need to know. But because you're advanced, you know, command J just duplicate the layer. Another cool trigger. If you have lots of layers, if you select them all and hit Command J, it kind of squishe...
s them together and makes a copy there all in one little layer. Anyway, Command J This one here though is going to be called red. So two channels what I need to do to make that anna graphic effect is right click read. Go to blending options. Actually, there's a couple of ways effects. This one's easier. Well not easier, but That's the way we've been using so far. It's 10 ways of doing everything so I can't read. So I'm turning off everything except for the red channel cyan same thing, go to blending modes. This one here we're going to say we're going to turn just the red off and it leaves the cyan color behind. You don't have to do this kind of red cyan, you can play around turning these different ones on and off to get different colors. So too, do the manual kind of glitch, just grab the rectangle tool, rectangle marquee tool and just kind of grab a chunk of it. I'm using the red layer and I'm gonna grab my move tool and I'm just gonna drag it to this way you see you get that kind of like a megalithic glitchy effect. So m for the market to, I'm going to grab this chunk, I'm gonna grab cyan and it's just kind of messing about and deciding like how much glitch effect do you want? I'm going to speed this up, I'm just gonna grab some pieces and move it along. Okay, But now we want to do that kind of like wobbly wiggly thing. So there's two ways of doing it this way that looks kind of nicer but is super like slow on your computer, so I'm going to do a file, save just in case it crashes. Alright, so it's saved, I'm going to grab the over here, okay, you want the smudge tool, so yours is probably set to blur, go to smudge, Pick a brush size, I picked a really big one minds at like 900 The strength at 52. It's not really that important. The important thing is to go slow. So I'm gonna click hold and drag to the left and it's still working. It's like, it's pretty creepy. It's kind of like slowly moving its way out there. So if you go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your machine, the fans are going to come on and it's going to go pretty slow. So I'm gonna work on science and that's cool. So if you're happy to work that kind of slow way, that's fine, you can definitely use that effect. What I want to do is show you a different way. I'm going to use the liquefy. So filter liquefy, you can see it's only showing me one of the channels that's fine over here. You can so show backdrop to show the whole lot. But we're still only affecting that one sign like because we have it selected but we can see at least everything. I'm going to use the first brush here. The ford pickup brush side, start working and ah okay it won't work for their backgrounds on. So don't have that on brush size up and I quite like doing a wiggle so left, right, left, right and it doesn't look very exciting here. But let's come back out and because it's part of that channel. It's doing some cool stuff back in here. So back in and you just do some experimenting. So we're using the forward warp, you can experiment with say pucker or bloat bloat on that channel. Nice big brush. And I'm going to do some stuff over here just to see what it looks like when things get bloated. You might have to play around with size and rate might be going a bit too fast or a bit too slow at 12 just because let's see what's happening. Alright, back to the forward warp tool. I'm going to do some things kind of out of his head. You, I am not going to do that. Let's just try some smaller bits just out of here. I don't want to destroy his face. He's the kind of just look weird. Awesome. Okay, so yeah, it's okay. Alright to add the brushes, it's, we're not going to do it with these channels are just going to fake it. So a new layer here. This is going to be my red brush. I'm gonna grab my brush tool. I'm going to find in here. So in the new version of photo shop, while the updated version, if you can't see these general dry wet, you're not going to see drips and smoke. Those are ones that I've installed separately that we did in the essentials course of Photoshop, but hopefully you've got a newer version of Photoshop and you can see special effects brushes and here's some really cool stuff. Okay, so any of these, I'm just going to pick a Supreme splatter. That's gonna work for me and I need to pick a color so I'm gonna use the eyedropper tool. Okay to go I'm gonna pick some red to start with. So I'm just using the red that's come from that channel back to my brush tool. Make it kind of big and I'm just trying to do some splintery stuff. Maybe a bit too much. That brush is a bit hard call for me. Give her this first one, like just kind of there we go. It's a little bit less space. I'm going to do another one on the science channel. Okay, I'm not on the same channel. I'm going to just have a second brush. The next name brush was going to use the cyan. There's a good chunk of it there. Alright I'm just doing some bits to make it look like it's kind of grungy and distorted. A couple of really big ones, some really big ones in the front. I might do on its own layer because see these big ones here. I want them to kind of like feel like they're kind of close to the camera so I'm just gonna blur them to kind of fake the depth of field blur. Gaussian blur so it looks like they're kind of out of focus and kind of close you like it I do. Alright my friends that is the glitch effect. We did just two of these. You could separate them all out so you could have red, green and blue. You could experiment with going to c M Y K and splitting up four channels. Alright, let's get into the next video.