Best Free and Paid Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions to Add Creative Feel

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GLITCH EFFECT PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS FOR FABULOUS LOOK

These glitch effect Photoshop actions help create photos that carry the feel of the London suburbs or resemble classic VHS video distortion effects that you know from the 90s. When used for contemporary photos, glitch effects can be ambivalent in nature. Whether you’re going for a rough techno look or interested in adding a mysterious feel – it’s always possible to find a suitable glitch action.

The actions collected below can be used with Photoshop versions CS3-CS6, CC, and PSE 11-18. You can get them for both Mac and PC and apply the effects to RAW and JPEG image formats.

How to Install and Apply Photoshop Actions

How to Install and Apply Photoshop Actions

If you want to add the actions presented below to Photoshop, follow these instructions:

1. Click on the Window Menu in Ps.

2. Pick Actions from the list of options.

3. Select the Menu Icon.

4. Scroll down to load actions.

5. Enter the Ps Actions folder.

6. Double-click the desired .ATN action.

7. Select the Action and click on Play.

When exploring the tools below, you’ll see that all glitch effect Photoshop actions can add a unique style to the photo. Try adding different actions to each image to see what kind of affects you can achieve. Adjust their parameters and intensity until you’re completely satisfied with the result.

 ➢ Free Brush Drawing Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Free Brush Drawing Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: studio and outdoor portraits

You can add a glitch effect with the help of the Brush Drawing action. Once you apply it, you’ll transform your photo into a work of art created with oil paints. Adjust the effect to ensure the glitches look natural while preserving the overall concept.

 ➢ Free Drawing Details Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Free Drawing Details Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: studio and outdoor portraits

If you don’t just want to add a glitch effect action but also highlight the details in the photo, then experiment with this action. Once it’s applied, your photo will be transformed into a painting with slightly smudged lines. This action looks particularly interesting in portrait photos.

Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: studio and outdoor portraits, fashion, lifestyle

A glitch action can enhance your images with an uneven shift. As a result, the photo will look as if it was ripped into pieces and turned into different geometrical shapes. The provided tools offer customizable layers, colors, and elements.

This collection includes 25 actions that can be personalized to fit your exact needs. You can apply these tools to enhance your images with glitches, lines, errors, double exposure, and other effects.

VHS Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

VHS Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: studio and outdoor portraits, fashion, street photos, lifestyle

These glitch effect Photoshop actions will ensure your photos look like they were affected by the tracking feature of a vintage tape recorder. Such a tool enhances the image with static, fragments, and glitches. The added tracking lines distort the photo and add a retro vibe to it. Pick any of the provided 20 actions and addons to achieve the desired glitch effect.

➢ Double Exposure Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Double Exposure Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: studio and outdoor portraits, street photos, travel, lifestyle

These Double Exposure actions can enhance your photos with a unique glitch effect in just one click. This collection contains tools that you can use to transform a photo of a ballet dancer into a creative, disintegrating picture. The bundle includes 26 Ps actions and 13 brushes that you can mix and match to achieve the desired effect.

Oil Painting Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Oil Painting Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: studio photos, outdoor portraits, fashion

If you want to add a glitch effect to your photo while maintaining a delicate and romantic composition, check out this action collection. It includes 5 actions, 20 brushes, and 11 patterns, which you can use to transform a photo into an oil painting with uneven strokes, making the image look like it’s composed of fragments.

Cartoon Effect Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Cartoon Effect Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: studio and outdoor portraits, fashion, lifestyle

The glitch effect Photoshop actions from this collection allow you to transform a photo into a digital illustration or pixelated artwork. You’ll not only add a glitch effect but will also make the image look like it was taken from a cartoon. 

The bundle contains 7 actions and 40 addons. Each action can be customized once applied, as you can adjust the contrast, saturation, and brightness of the image. These tools also let you alter the background color and apply blue lines that create a glitch effect.

Pop Art Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Pop Art Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: high-resolution photos, studio and outdoor portraits, fashion, lifestyle

After you’ve applied a Pop Art glitch Photoshop action to your photo, you’ll receive a blurred, somewhat out-of-focus look similar to how you’d see a 3D picture without 3D glasses. This collection contains an array of different effects that you create by taking advantage of the provided 12 Ps actions and 35 addons.

These tools can be used to apply glitches to the background, create blurry images, and add red-blue lines to portrait photos. Tweak the colors, add various geometrical shapes, and establish either a modern or retro atmosphere in your images.

Low Poly Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Low Poly Glitch Effect Photoshop Actions

Best for: studio portraits, fashion, real estate

The tools included in this bundle apply a bunch of polygons and glitch effects to the chosen image. The bundle comes with 4 Ps actions that allow you to add low-poly geo-based effects like lines, squares, triangles, and other shapes with a glitch effect. Low Poly is the ultimate Ps action for applying colorful effects that will ensure your photos resemble abstract artworks.

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