We know you’ve seen glitchy photo edits popping up all over your social media feeds. Whether you love the 80s aesthetic or appreciate the creativity in taking a modern photograph and making it look like it was recorded in another decade, glitch edits aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Glitches are software errors or bugs that are often caused by a corrupted signal. The end result leaves your screen incredibly distorted and hard to make out. Lucky for you, we’ve just added all new Glitch Art effects to our Photo Editor to help you easily transform your modern photographs into retro shots with the perfect amount of distortion, no signal error needed.
Glitch Art Inspiration
While the concept of glitching your photo isn’t new, there are so many different ways to make this effect come to life. Here are some of our favorites.
Classic Corrupted Glitch
This style of glitching is your classic glitchy look. It moves parts of your image around in jagged sections, giving your photo that “error” message feel.
Distorted glitches can be done in both grayscale and color. These types of glitches use a combination of jagged lines or waves, frozen or static looking visuals, as well as manipulated colors.
Color play is one of the coolest parts of segmented glitches. This effect works with different color scales to split the tones in your image, making it look almost 3D!
With fragmented glitch, you can give your photo the feel of a bad connection. This effect gives your photos a very artsy and digital feel.
Our digitized glitch effect makes your images look like they were pulled right out of the future and on to your computer!
How to Use Our Glitch Effects
Are you feeling inspired to create your own glitch photos? Start by opening up your photo in the Photo Editor. Look for a photo with a clean background and one or two subjects. When you glitch a photograph, a lot of visual elements will be distorted. If your photo isn’t too busy, you’ll have a better chance of making your subject stand out.
Click on Effects and then Glitch Art. Here you’ll find our different glitch effects to try out on your photo. For this tutorial, we’re going to use Distorted.
Using the blue slider, you can increase or decrease the amount of the effect. You can also click on the Settings button and manipulate the amount of glitch, phase of the glitch, length of the glitch, and horizontal position.
You can also change whether or not you want to view your photo in grayscale or color. Once you're satisfied with how your glitched photo looks, click on the blue checkmark to accept the changes.
Navigate to the top menu to save your image and voila, you’re done!
The best part about glitch art is experimentation. Feel free to play around with the settings and layer different glitch art effects to create your very own international distorted images. These effects are exclusively yours with your BeFunky Plus account (among all of our other powerful Plus exclusives!)