Photoshop Tutorial: How to Simulate Glitch Art from a Photo (Style #3)

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Simulate Glitch Art from a Photo (Style #3)

August 6, 2019 70 By Peter Engel


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. “Glitch Art” is a relatively new art form whose foundation is based mainly on the unexpected results of digital errors known as “glitches”. Glitch Art
is now considered to be a legitimate aesthetic of the Digital Age. I created this one using this photo as my source and will show you how to recreate this effect using your own photo. And in my next video, I show you how to make this one. I provided this PNG or “Ping” file for you to download, so you can follow along. Its link is located in the video description or project files. Open a photo you’d like to use. To get into the file I provided, press “v” to open your Move Tool and move it onto the tab of the PNG file. Without releasing, drag it down onto the image and then release. To resize and position it on your document, open your Transform Tool by pressing Ctlr or Cmd + T. If your photo is too large to see your entire Transform Tool, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0. Move it into position and go to a corner. When you see a diagonal, double-arrow, hold down Shift + Alt on Windows or Shift + Option on a Mac, as you drag it in or out. Continue until you’re happy with its size and position. Then, press Enter or Return to accept it. To see it at 100%, press Ctrl or Cmd + 1. Drag “Layer 1” to the bottom and then click off the eyeball of “Layer 0” to hide it. Go to Filter, Pixelate and Fragment. We’ll increase this effect by repeating the filter. To do this, press Ctrl or Cmd + F. Click the Adjustment Layer icon and choose Hue/Saturation. Check “Colorize” and in “Hue”, type in 176. next we’re going to brush in black
around the main part of your subject first click on a fun day love your
subject to make a layer active and make sure your foreground and
background colors are black and white respectively if they’re not pressed d on your
keyboard hoping your brush tool and make the size
relatively large and the hardness 0 then press Enter or Return press the f5 key on your
keyboard to open your brush panel make sure nothing is checked but
smoothing Press f5 again to close the panel now brush black around your subject as you
get closer n decrease the Preciosa pasady to
approximately 50 percent and then brush over those areas to blend
the men make a copy of the layer by pressing controller command J go to
filter distort and sheer if you’re lying isn’t
straight hold and control or command and you’ll
notice that the cancel button changes to default click Default to revert the current back
to a straight line now trigger line to distort your image if you’re not happy with your last point hold down alt or option and click reset to undo the last point. When you’re happy with your image, click OK. The next step is to mix in the non-distorted image. First, we need to make horizontal bars. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer. We’ll fill it with a 50% gray color. To do this, press Shift + F5 key. The “Fill” panel will appear. Choose 50% Gray and click OK. It has this blue-green cast, because the layer is being effected by the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Keep in mind, adjustment layers effect all layers below them unless to being clipped to the one layer beneath them. Go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open the Sketch folder and click “Halftone Pattern”. Make the Pattern type: Line, the Size: 12 and the Contrast: 50. Then, click OK. Go to Select and Color Range. Choose Highlights and click OK. Make the “Layer 1 copy” active and click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to it. Now we can trash “Layer 2”, since we have it as a layer mask. Next, we’re going to hide some of the horizontal bars. Click the layer mask to make it active and open your Rectangular Marquee Tool. Drag and narrow selection across your subject and press “Delete” to reveal the undistorted layer through that area the layer mask. Repeat these steps to reveal other areas, as well. To soften or hide the sides of the horizontal bars, open your Brush Tool and increase its opacity to 100%. Then, brush over areas you want to hide. To make your brush smaller or larger,
press the left or right bracket key on your keyboard. Reduce the opacity to approximately, 50% and gently brush over the areas you’d like to finesse. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer. Fill it with 50% gray and go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Change the Size to 1 and the Contrast to 49. Change the Blend Mode to “Subtract”. To make the Midtones darker, click your adjustment layer icon and choose Levels. Slide the Input midtone to the right to darken it. Make the top layer visible and active. Change its Blend Mode to Lighten The last step is to fade in the top of the glitch. Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask next to the glitch. Make your foreground color black by clicking this icon to invert the colors. Make your brush size between 150 and 200 and increase its opacity between 60 to 70%. Now, brush across once or twice to fade the top of the glitch revealing your subject beneath it. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!