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Glitch Art Tutorial by GloomyStarWitch Glitch Art Tutorial by GloomyStarWitch
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Hey there guys!
I made this almost the second I discovered how to make glitch art! There are different ways, but this seems to be the easiest so far.
I made this during the summer while I had no internet. I do hope there arenít any mistakes and itís clear enough for everyone!; 0 ; If anything is still not clear, please do PM me and Iíll reply to you as soon as I see your message!
There are also different ways on how to make glitch art. Recently, Iíve discovered a new way of making glitch art with a program called ďAudacityĒ.
There are a ton of people out there that have made tuts on how to make glitch art using Audacity. But it never hurts to have more! So be sure Iíll be making a new tut very soon!^ 0 ^

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:iconmitosuki-chan:
Mitosuki-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Help, Wordpad freezing... (I didn't know you could use Audacity, of all things...)
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:iconlord-nerdfish:
Lord-Nerdfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone else just get every picture viewer refusing to open the file because it's 'corrupted'?
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GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
yes that will happen from time to time. it just means that the image has become so broken, or corrupted, that it will no longer open. (no matter the program; it won't open no matter what)
while the method on the tutorial i made is the easiest/fastest to make glitch art; unfortunately it's p unreliable as it will sometimes break images (well, that can happen w/ any glitch method). the difference tho is when using this method to glitch and ur image becomes broken; even if u have another image saved and u try re-doing the method the results will b the same. @ least it was like that for me? i kno it sucks i'm sorry.:(
fortunately there r diff methods to make glitch art; they aren't as fast as this method; and ur image can still break; but @ least it's a lot more reliable and not to mention u can keep on trying and get diff results if u mess up.
i do plan on making more tutorials but for now u can easily find these tutorials on google. search up audacity glitch tutorial or notepad+ tutorial. hope that helps and sorry u had trouble/for the late reply!
~happy glitching!!!!! <3 
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:iconlord-nerdfish:
Lord-Nerdfish Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks though ;v; 
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015   General Artist
np! <3 if u have any other questions i'll try my best to answer u! <3 
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PAPERWlNGS Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
This doesn't work for me, everything just tells me it's an unsupported fle format, no matter what I save it as.
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:iconvilebile:
VileBile Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
{{ oh gosh thank you for this. It's so fuck to make art with this stuff >v< }} 
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
lol np!!! i'm really happy to see it's helped so many ppl!!:") keep having fun!!! <3 
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furballofthefullmoon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
In true glitch fashion, this froze my wordpad XD

Unfortunately, something with my computer won't let me do this (I got wordpad to play nice after a while, so it's not that). Dunno if it's Windows 7 or Photoshop CS5, but it never lets me open it afterwards (yay for saving multiple originals, I guess?)

I'll keep fiddling with it, see if I can get it to work. Glitches are fascinating things!
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
hahaha i guess it is huh?xD

but yeha unfortunately this can happen a lot; esp when using this method. fortunetally there r other glitch methods u can use that r a bit more reliable and u can get diff results and do things diff if u've messed up and broken the other image(s) b4. search up either audacity or notepad+ glitch tutorials! i will b making more tutorials in the future but for now u can easily find these in google!

and if u can't open the image because it's corrupted; it won't open no matter what so just delete it.xD it doesn't matter the program or the operating system; if a file is broken the computer can't read it and can't open it. 

but yeha lol they def r huh? u never kno exactly what u'll get! anyway's i hope everything has worked up for u by now!! and sorry for the late reply lol
happy glitching!! <3 
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:iconthemonstiriousshow:
TheMonstiriousShow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow,awesome! Totally worked, thank you!
Doge 
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GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
np!! glad it helped u! <3 
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XxAnimeWolfxX Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are always so much fun to make. Thank you for the tutorial, I forgot how to make them!
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
omg np!! <3 i'm glad it helped u and that ur having fun!! happy glitching!!! <3 
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hunterfly Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This.. is.. AWESOME!
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:iconzoruaandvictini:
ZoruaAndVictini Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I do this, will it harm or corrupt my PC in any way? Or give it a virus? I just want to be sure. Emergency Tard
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:icontegando:
Tegando Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It can't give you a virus per se, but it can damage your computer. 
We're supposed to make glitch art for an assignment in one of my classes and it actually ended up crashing one of my classmate's computers. According to other students, the file can confuse your computer into thinking there's a command in there, corrupting files, potentially irreparably. 
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
(sorry for the late reply lol)
but omg! r u sure? because i;ve never heard of that + it's never happened to me. maybe if they were using a mac maybe? or maybe if they tried to glitch something w/ a diff, more risky, method perhaps? can u give me any more info if u can tho? that way i can maybe warn ppl not to do certain things/things to avoid/etc? lol thanks! and if u can't that's fine!O: (btw i'm not doubting u; i just want to b sure and warn ppl of what to avoid if possible lol)
but thanks for letting us kno! <3 
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magi093 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Why am I not Surprised? Weird that it changes the image by just saving it...
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:iconrivercommission:
RiverCommission Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It will not harm your PC in any way.
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:iconzoruaandvictini:
ZoruaAndVictini Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for telling me!
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:iconrivercommission:
RiverCommission Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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:icontreldawolf:
TrelDaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My wordpad crashed... x'D
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
(sorry for the terrible late reply omg,,,;A; )
yes sometimes that will happen unfortunately! i haven't done glitch art w/ this method in a long time but it's possible that the image itself will keep making the program crash when u try to glitch it no matter how many times u restart the program. urgh it's a pain i kno.:( but i hope u managed to get it working. if not; try out audacity glitch art tutorial or notepad+ glitch tutorial on google. i do plan on making more tutorials in the future; but for now u can find plenty of them online.:") hope that helps and happy glitching! <3 
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MidniteHearts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I followed the steps to the tutorial and it didn't work for me at all. Was really hoping to make cool animation glitch art. :(
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   General Artist
ahhh omg i'm really sorry for the late reply!!!;__;
anyway's yes, unfortunately when making glitch art it sometimes won't work properly, etc. esp when doing it w/ this method. while it's the quickest to make glitch art it can b p unreliable. 
fortunately there r other methods on making glitch art! try audacity or notepad+ glitch tutorials online! i do plan on making other tutorials in the future; but for now u'll have to search for em on google.;A; u can find them p easily on google so don't worry u won't have to search long! <3 lol but i hope u were able to make that glitch animation u wanted to make!!!
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LittleBurner Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Whenever I try to do this, the file becomes corrupted and can't open. Help?
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
Sorry for the late reply!
And yeah, sometimes the file become too corrupted and can't open. It happens sometimes. But I guess it's normal, we are after all corrupting the file.xD lol
But yeah, when that happens, I just save the original image in anther format. And remember, don't save them in PNG/GIF/JPG/etc.
They will become too broken.
Make sure it's a bmp, tif or photoshop raw file.

Also, sometimes I can't open it in Photoshop properly so I just open it in MS Paint and save it as a PNG and then open it in Photoshop.

Sorry if I didn't help and for the late reply!; A ;
I hope you've found the problem though! Have fun glitching!
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:iconguiltiest-sparks:
Guiltiest-Sparks Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah same here...
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:iconskoryx:
Skoryx Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial!! :D
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
Gwaaah thank you! ; A ;
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Bluewyrm Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
The glitch isn't actually randomly created, btw - it's something about the way wordpad shuffles data when it opens the image file as text. That's why it's the same no matter what computer you use!
I imagine entering a random character somewhere before you save might do something interesting... hmm...
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   General Artist
Ahhh, I had no idea! But it makes total sense! Thanks for pointing that out!! u u u
And hmmm, perhaps it might. Though, try to avoid the first chunk of the text however. Or you might damage the frame, and if that happens, the image wont be viewable or openable.; A ;
Try the middle. I heard that adding huge, random chunks or text in the middle might do something.~ But I haven't tried it out yet. If you try it, or have tried it, let me know the results.:3
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asbestosbill Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Hm. Didn't work for me—I couldn't open the bmp after I re-saved it. I notice that my version of Wordpad is higher (as I'm on Windows 7). Maybe that's the issue? I'll try it with TextPad, I guess....
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   General Artist
Hmmm, that is odd. Though, it does happen sometimes that the file becomes so damaged, that you can no longer open it. It happens sometimes (sadly). u . u Try saving your image in .tiff format and try doing a new glitch again.
And I don't think that's the issue. It just happens sometimes. Happens to me as well.xD
Hmmm, I never tried with the Notepad/Textpad. Let me know if it worked! c:
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asbestosbill Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
After getting the old version of Wordpad, it seems that there are simply some bmps that break and some that don't, so unless I restore the default Vista/7 Wordpad, I'll never know if that was really a problem... Interestingly, I've had a bmp break in wp, then taken it through Audacity and have it work in wp. Not all the time, though.

So far I've found no correlation among the files that work or among the ones that don't. Not to shamelessly pimp my Tumblr, but I'll be posting a few systematic experiments with various glitch processes here: [link]
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
(Sorry for the late reply)
And hmmm that is interesting. (I usually just open up my glitch in Paint first if I can't open it on Photoshop and save it as a PNG image and then open it up on Photoshop.xD)
But yeah, maybe using the old wordpad is better.
And those seem really neat! Actually, if you don't mind, can you tell me different ways on how to glitch?:3
I only know how to do it through Audacity and Wordpad.
Linking me up to a few tuts would be great too! (I use Window's XP by the way.~)
Ahhh thanks so much though!; A ; And sorry if I'm asking a lot.xD
Also, I'm so following you on Tumblr now! You've got some cool stuff mate.~
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asbestosbill Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Different ways to glitch...hmm. I've only experimented with those two as well. I've come across a few other methods, though. Cachemashing looked really interesting, if you can get a hold of a v6 or earlier Photoshop: [link]

Datamoshing is for video, but you could start with a still image and use any random video to mess it up: [link]

This guy posts about a lot of techniques and stuff: [link]

You can also simply find a hex editor and start messing with data manually (similar to the WordPad effect, but you actually have to alter the "text"). I'd recommend one, but I haven't gotten around to looking for one.

And this isn't exactly glitching, but you can use the slitscanner.js bookmarklet to scan YouTube and Vimeo vids: [link]

That's all I got. Happy glitching
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asbestosbill Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Figured it out: If you're using Win7 and have the new Wordpad, follow this tut to get the old one: [link]
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grikomsn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All hail the Wordpad Effect. :D
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
Ahahaha, yesss!!!xD
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grikomsn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL :D
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:iconzgravitywolf:
ZGravityWolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is helpful!
Glad you made this tutorial. ^^
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
WHDJWFDHEJSFHRYDEHFDE.
I'm so glad you find this helpful!!; u ;
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ZGravityWolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Interface Designer
(^-^*)/
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Marcxangfenix Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:icongloomystarwitch:
GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!!^ 0 ^
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TwitchyHooligan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] I tried it as a means of using it in future creepypasta pictures.

This is really cool and creepy as well.
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GloomyStarWitch Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Ahahaha, awesome!!
And I'm really glad I've helped.; u ;
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