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How To Make A Glitch Effect With Pixlr X

As we know, the glitch effect is more than just a digital aesthetic, giving us trips down memory lane and also a glimpse into the future. From The Matrix to the nostalgic lines that move horizontally on old TVs, the number of searches for the super trendy glitch effect keep increasing.

How To Make A Glitch Effect With Pixlr X - Pixlr Blog

Looking to quickly replicate the glitch effect for your images? Say no more – Pixlr X has it all for your creative needs, and that includes fast edits and applying quick filters or effects. Fire up Pixlr X in your browser of choice, and let’s get started.

The photo I’m using for this tutorial is by corey oconnell on Unsplash. Click on the images below to zoom in and get a better view of the sidebar.

How To Make A Glitch Effect With Pixlr X - Pixlr Blog
  • Click on Filter, select Fringe and set it to any negative amount to achieve a similar effect to mine. I went with -37 for this photo.

Tip: Negative amounts pull the red channels in and radiates the blue channels out. Alternatively, the positive amounts create the opposite effect. Whichever works for you.

How To Make A Glitch Effect With Pixlr X - Pixlr Blog
  • Next, I wanted to reduce the noise and grain in the photo to give it a softer effect. In the sidebar, set the adjustment slider to -100 for Clarity.
How To Make A Glitch Effect With Pixlr X - Pixlr Blog
  • Adjust the slider under Bloom to 22 to create an overall brighter effect. If you like the look of it, hit Save and download your edited image to your designated folder.

And we’re done! Here’s what my end result looks like:

How To Make A Glitch Effect With Pixlr X - Pixlr Blog
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