How to Make Glitch Art

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Augment the code of a picture using free software to create one of a kind, never duplicated glitch art

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Step 1: Download the Free Open Source Software

Go to Hex Fiend and download the free software to your computer.

Step 2: Download an Image You Would Like to Glitch

I get my images from the internet, but make sure you check copyright if you don't use your own images. Any size image will work. Jpg works best, but I have also used gif and png.

Step 3: Drag Your Image Right Into the Program

I drag the image over the program, you can also open it after you start the program.

Step 4: It Should Look Like This.

It will be a lot of code, this is how we will glitch it.

Step 5: Mess It Up!

Select parts of the code and copy them, delete them, paste them. Do whatever you want. I prefer to make small changes at first, but don't be afraid. Mess it up!

Step 6: Save As

Make sure you save as in order to keep the original picture. Once it is messed up it is near impossible to undo, so make sure to SAVE AS

Step 7: Look at Your New Image.

You have now made glitch art, you can keep going if you want, recreate the process and it will come out completely different. Glitch art is all about letting the computer glitch!

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    6 Discussions

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    lyssums327

    3 years ago

    Any Windows compatible software? or another program like this for windows?

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    crank_girlcrank_girl

    Reply 4 years ago

    Yep there are several. Giving a couple a quick test to see which is best to recommend.

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    tomatoskins

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I tried this once, I could never get it to work. Maybe I'll try your 'ible and see if I have any better luck.

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    PiotrS

    4 years ago on Introduction

    check this out it is an online easy to use no installation required http://snorpey.github.io/jpg-glitch/