I’ll try not to get too wordy or anything, but no guarantees! It’s my specialty to make things more complicated than they really are. (*´∀`*);;
So everybody knows which you’re talking about, it’s this piece! Please click that if you’d like to view the entire animation.
Firstly, I use Photoshop CS5 Extended for all my animation!! And for glitchy art of course, you gotta have your frames all drawn.
The next is really your sort of preference! For glitchy art, I generally use the same basic glitch patterns!
Mosaic is by far the one I use most when making glitchy art! Pick random spots with the lasso tool and mosaic it!
Like that! I generally do thin strips in random spots. Each frame should be different, so stick them in any which way and place!
If you click ctrl+i at the same time, it will invert the colors. I like to use a mosaic and invert it for cooler effects!
For the transition from Haruka to Konoha, I basically just cut random snippets from Konoha’s frame and pasted them on Haruka. The hardest part of making this animation was lining up the cut out parts perfectly, tbh lol!
Around the edges where I pasted in the parts, I mosaic’d the edges!
Basically, that’s how you do the effects I did. I think timing is very important when it comes to this!
This probably looks intimidating, but it’s not I swear! I’m just using this to show you the timing between each frame is different! For quick flickering frames, I choose between 0.0 seconds to 0.2 seconds. Of course, that’s my personal preference, you’re free to choose what you think looks good!
Here are some individual frames in order of the animation to give an actual example.
Frame 6 goes back to an unaltered Haruka. It stands for 2 seconds.
Frame 7 has mosaic applied in random areas. The mosaic’d areas are also inverted! The frame lasts for 0.2 seconds.
Frame 8 goes back to an unaltered Haruka. It stands for 1 second.
Frame 9 has mosaic applied in small areas. Part of Konoha shows up, the border around Konoha’s short appearance is in a mosaic. However, I wanted it to undeniably be Konoha, so I didn’t mosaic the middle. This frame lasts for 0.2 seconds.
Frame 10 is the same concept as Frame 9. Except there’s a lot more Konoha! The borders of Konoha’s appearance are mosaic’d, but as before, the middle is clear. This frame is 0.1 seconds long.
Frame 11 goes to a fully, unaltered Konoha! This frame lasts 2 seconds.
That’s the basic concept how I go about doing glitch artwork. It’s really just a lot of mosaic and inversion! I’ve used other cool effects that you might like, too, that weren’t in this animation.
Fragment is pretty neat effect, imo.
Crystalize is another that I think can be a cool effect!
Those two effects, fragment and crystallize, were just extras! I didn’t use them for this animation like I said, hehe.
For tips, I’d say don’t go overboard with the filters. A couple of small filters (mosaic/fragment/whatever you decide) here and there are good enough each frame.
Put in unaltered frames between the glitchiness to make the eye think maybe you saw it wrong, hehe. I like making my glitchy art start with very short, small mosaics so when you view it, it goes so fast you question if it really actually even happened.
Play with timing! I try not to let two frames side by side stand for the same time. No 0.1 second frame next to another 0.1 second. Think about which frames you want to stand out more than others!
It’s okay to get creative. I’ve done lots of different things. I’ve made frames flip upside, used 3D effects, and played with other filters. My favorite tho, will always be the mosaic. You just can’t go wrong with it!
(*ﾉ▽ﾉ) Tbh, that’s really it. I think it’s really fun, and you can make some really cool art with using some simple filters! Try it out! I hope you will, hehe.