Glitch Filter can make your GIFs appear as though they are shifting three colors of each frame in time. It can also add random, glitchy effects that are very similar to worn VHS tapes. Here's an example with the default red, green, and blue:


Create a GIF as you would normally. It can be a Burst GIF or standard GIF with multiple photos.


In the GIF edit window, select Glitch in the Temporal Filter drop down menu under Advanced Options.


Hit OK and you're done! Your GIF will now have a very cool Glitch effect. Continue the tutorial if you would like to make adjustments to the Glitch filter.


Open PBU Settings and navigate to the Filters tab. Scroll all the way to the right to find the Glitch filter. Click it once and you will see the settings appear in the Filter Settings box.


The two main parts of the Glitch filter are Offset and Glitch Probability. Offset refers to how much delay each color band will have, and can be adjusted by Milliseconds (for Burst GIF) or Frames (for standard GIFs). In the image above, Color 1 offset is set to 3 Frames, meaning the first color (in this case red) will be delayed by 3 frames. If you wish to make first color "ghost" appear to follow closer, you would decrease the Color 1 offset number. The same applies for Color 2 and 3 offsets.

Glitch Probability controls the horizontal bars and glitches that appear randomly in your GIF. The number next to each glitch type refers to the probability that it will appear in any given frame, meaning each GIF will be unique! In the image above, each glitch has a 50% chance to appear in every frame.

Glitch 1 picks a random horizontal section of the GIF frame and moves it to a different position slightly squeezed.

Glitch 2 also picks a random horizontal section and applies random displacement to every row of pixels, making it look like interference.

Glitch 3 splits the image in half horizontally, and moves one of the parts a random amount to the left or right.

*Please note that the highest numerical value you use for your color offset must not exceed the maximum number of frames in your GIF. For example, if the highest numerical value of your color offset (regardless if its color offset 1,2,or 3) is the value 9, your GIF cannot have less than 9 frames, otherwise the glitch would not work.

You're now ready to Glitch-out!