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20 Glitch & VHS Photo Effects With Digital Photoshop Art Styles

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This post is part of a series called How to Make Glitch Art.
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Create awesome glitch effects in just one click! Check out this list of premium resources below.

20 Glitch & VHS Photo Effects

The glitch effect is a classic nod to 80s and vintage movies. Sure, glitches were a pain for most of us at the time, but now they've become a cool way to make a quick salute to the past.

That's why we've put together another great list of resources to take you back in time. Today we bring you a collection of cool glitch and VHS photo effects to distort your portraits, landscape, and tech-inspired photography. Let's see how they work!

Just open these templates in Photoshop to get started right away. Use a combination of actions, photo templates and more to achieve the realistic look. In the age of HD everything, these templates make it easy to age your work for a clever look while keeping that old-school tone.

Enjoy this selection of incredible assets handpicked from Envato Market and Envato Elements.

Want to see these resources in action? Check out our examples below.

Make Amazing Photo Effects Fast: See Our Examples!

To give you an idea of how easy it is to use these resources, here are two fun examples we've tried out!

Photoshop Glitch Action

Our first effect is one of the newest additions to Envato Market, this phenomenal Photoshop glitch action. Tested on the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, this action applies cleanly to your work. Let's try it out!

Photoshop Glitch Action

I used this action on this adorable lion cubs photo from Pixabay. And the results are cool! Enjoy a TV screen effect with lots of color! See my version below.

glitch effect

Anaglyph / Glitch Photo FX

Need an action with a minimalist look instead? Try out this great Anaglyph photo action! Include in this download is one PSD file with everything you need to know about this action.

Anaglyph  Glitch Photo FX

Here I used this photo template with this Elephant stock from Pixabay. First, I placed it into the smart object, and then I experimented with different layers until I got this result. Pretty awesome!

glitch effect example

Want to see more options? Check out the rest of these amazing resources below.

Holographic Glitch Photoshop Action

Create a holographic glitch effect in one click! This awesome futuristic design turns your photos into a beaming holographic result. Choose from four different directions to display the particles and enjoy this fantastic effect! Try it out on posters, flyers, and more!

Holographic Glitch Photoshop Action

Twitch Glitch Photoshop Action

This modern take on a traditional glitch effect features the latest trends in design. Featuring everything from beautiful neon colors to fascinating static lines, this Photoshop action will definitely help you stand out. Download it today to get access to 20 color presets and a handy instructional video.

Twitch Glitch Photoshop Action

Glitch Effect Photo Template

Add instant edge to your urban photography with a simple glitch effect. This Photoshop template is a fully layered PSD file with five creative glitch types to choose from. It's very easy to customize, and you won't destroy your work in the process. Give it a shot!

Glitch Effect Photo Template

Glitch Effect with GIF Animation

Animate your Instagram stories and posts with this geometric-based glitch effect. This clever action allows you to pick from eight amazing choices for an incredibly realistic result. Export your image as a ready-to-use JPEG, or add a quick animation for an epic GIF.

Glitch effect with GIF animation

VHS Effect Photoshop Action

Bring out the charm in your nature photography with vintage-inspired actions. This Photoshop action creates that classic VHS look in seconds! Easily adjust the color effects and update the text with the year of your choice. Have fun!

VHS Effect Photoshop Action

10 Special Effects Action

Photoshop actions give you great flexibility because you can mix and match different styles. With this special effects pack, you can achieve extraordinary glitch effects as well as other exciting results. Enjoy additional effects like dot grids, halftone paper, and so much more!

10 Special Effects Action

Intense Distortion Effect

Create an intense effect with vertical static lines. This distortion photo template designs a super high-end look that is perfect for fashion, architecture, and landscape photography. Just point and shoot your camera, and then add the effect to make extraordinary photos in no time at all!

Intense Distortion Effect

Toxic Potion Glitch Effects Pack

Design differently with a fantastic pack of glitch assets inspired by the streets of London. This pack incorporates smart objects for an efficient way of editing your work. You'll also love the bonus selection of Photoshop assets to create amazing glitches on text design.

Toxic Potion Glitch Effects Pack

Glitch Effect Overlays

Glitch effects are not just limited to Sci-Fi-inspired work. You can also mix and match themes to solidify the mood you want for more versatility. Try out the 15 different textures included in this pack and remember that you also have a handy instructional guide available.

Glitch Effect Overlays

Vintage VHS Action

Vintage effects will never go out of style! So transform your vacation photos for the ultimate nostalgic look. This Photoshop action features a one-click result inspired by the glitch lines in old VHS tapes. Included in this download is one PSD file along with easy-to-follow instructions. Check it out!

Vintage VHS Action

Glitch Effect Overlays

Pay an homage to the artists before you with this creative glitch effect. Make a dark photo with a corrupted theme you can easily apply using layer blend modes and more. Choose from 15 high-quality backgrounds we're sure you'll love!

Glitch Effect Overlays

25 Nostalgic Effects and Light Leaks

Light leaks can instantly bring out the nostalgia in your work. So highlight your favorite moments with this generous nostalgic reset pack. Featuring 26 useful photo presets, this pack will help you achieve lightning fast results.

25 Nostalgic Effects and Light Leaks

10 Glitch Art Photoshop Actions

Turn your selfies into works of art with this wild neon-colored glitch effect. It breaks your subject into several copies that you can easily customize with linear gradients. Enjoy 10 total abstract effects that will stop your audience dead in their tracks.

10 Glitch Art Photoshop Actions

Analog Film Photoshop Action

Relive your favorite memories with a unique vintage flair! This super cool analog film action creates beautiful light leak effects that resemble the real thing. Choose from 30 amazing color effects and bonus dust and scratch textures to slightly age your photos.

Analog Film Photoshop Action

Glitch Photoshop Action

Save time creating distortion effects from scratch. This Photoshop glitch action is non-destructive and easy to use! Simply load your favorite photo in Photoshop and press play! Enjoy cool, distorted results for any text or image. Try it out!

Glitch Photoshop Action

Glitch Effect Overlays

One way to achieve a glitch effect is to use a simple photo overlay. This premium pack, for instance, includes 15 high-resolution textures for phenomenal glitch results. Just apply the texture over your work and play with different blend modes to see it in action. Check it out!

Glitch Effect Overlays

Glitch Effect PSD Template

Need a new way to shake up your social media? Download an eye-popping glitch effect template. Keep in mind this is a photo template and not an action, so you'll be using it slightly differently. Just follow the simple instructional guide that's included to get started today!

Glitch Effect PSD Template

Animated Video Glitch Effect

Take your glitch effects to a whole new level with animation! This awesome template generates scan lines, static noise, and more for a wicked effect. Just drag and drop your photos into the template and then the animation is ready. Pretty simple right?

Animated Video Glitch Effect

Show Us Your Glitch Effects!

Tried any of these assets? Let us know! Tell us your favorite Photoshop glitch effects in the comments below.

This has been a collection of premium resources perfect for the avid designer and photographer. For more cool Photoshop glitch and VHS effects, check out Envato Market and Envato Elements, or enlist the help of our talented professionals at Envato Studio. Happy designing!

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