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Create Glitch Text Effect

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Aug 17, 22, updated Jan 29, 23

Glitch text effect is a trending video effect whereby the texts get distorted for a few seconds. The effect is comparable to the glitch you face when your screen starts to malfunction, and the screen appears to be wavy and disoriented. A glitch text effect is better than a regular animated text effect as it helps to get the attention of the viewers immediately and get the message across clearly.

The glitch effect can be applied to the entire video as well as the text as per your preference. There are several video editors available where the glitch text effect comes pre-loaded. All you need to do is to apply it to the text and get it done in a few steps. We will illustrate how to add glitch text effect Premiere Pro. But we recommend Filmora for the best glitter text effect that you can add to your video instantly.

In this article
  1. Create Glitch Text in Video with Filmora
  2. How to Make Glitch Text Effect with Premiere Pro
  3. Use VSDC Video Editor to Create Glitch Text
  4. Related FAQs about Glitch Text

Part 1. Create Glitch Text in Video with Filmora

We have already stated that Wondershare Filmora is the best video editor for the best glitch text effect download and apply to your video in simple steps. Filmora is a premium video editor that is widely used by amateur and professional video editors. You can get all glitch text effect After Effects and add them to your video conveniently in comparison to After Effects.

As a matter of fact, there are literally unlimited video and text effects available, and you can find different types of glitch text effects to apply to your titles and texts. Filmora is available for both Windows and mac users. Here are the steps to create glitch text in video with Filmora.

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Step1 Download and install Filmora on your computer. Go to File> New Project from the menu bar to start video editing project.

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Step2 Go to File> Import Media > Import Media Files to import the video clips where you want to add glitch text effect. Drop the clip into the Timeline to get started.

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Step3 Go to Titles tab located at the top. From the left panel, click on Titles option. Search “glitch” in the search field and you will see all the glitch text effects that you can apply to the text in your video.

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Step4 Select any glitch text effect and drop it into the Timeline above the video clip exactly where you want the text and the effect to appear.

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Step5 Double-click on the glitch text effect located on Timeline and edit the text, style, and other parameters as per your preference. Click on Ok and play the video to see your edited video with the glitch text effect.

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Part 2. How to Make Glitch Text Effect with Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is another renowned video editor where you can add glitch text effect to your video. Premiere Pro is strictly for professional video editors as the user interface is not as intuitive as Filmora. The learning curve is steep, and therefore, you need to go through the steps to add glitch text effect Premiere Pro. There are several glitch text effect presets available that you can apply to any text on your video to make them engaging. Here are the steps to make glitch text effect with Premiere Pro.

Step1 Launch Adobe Premiere Pro and go to New> Project to get started. Import your video and drop it into Timeline.

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Step2 Use the Type tool to write any text on your video to add glitch text effect. You should have a text layer on Timeline.

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Step3 Go to Effects> Immersive Video> VR Digital Glitch option. Drag and drop the effect to text layer.

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Step4 Under Effect Controls tab, you will find all the different parameters that you can adjust to get the glitch text effect perfectly.

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Step5 Turn on Master Amplitude and add multiple keyframes as different points in the Timeline and change the distortion value to make the effect prominent.

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Step6 Go to the first keyframe and turn on Random Seed effect. Go to the last keyframe and turn on Random Seed effect and change the value to 75. Play the video to check the entire video with glitch text effect.

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Part 3. Use VSDC Video Editor to Create Glitch Text

If you do not have any premium video editor on your computer and you do not want to purchase any premium video editor, you can still get glitter text effect free. You need to download and install VSDC free video editor on your computer. But the steps to create glitch text on VSDC video editor are slightly complicated as the user interface is not as intuitive as Filmora. Here are the steps to add free glitch text effect on your video.

Step1 Download and install VSDC video editor. Launch the editor and click on New Project to get started. Import your video to your project where you want to add glitch text effect.

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Step2 Use Type tool to write a text on the video. You can press Shift+T shortcut as well. After typing the text, adjust the text style as per your preference.

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Step3 Double-click on the text layer on Timeline and go to Video Effects> Special FX and click on Glitch option.

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Step4 A window will appear where you can set the starting point, duration, and different parameters. Click on Ok button.

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Step5 Go to Properties Windows and click on Presets to select different types of glitch text effects. You can also adjust the intensity of the text effects and other parameters as you feel.

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Part 4. Related FAQs about Glitch Text

1. How do you animate glitch text?

If you want to animate glitch text for free, VSDC video editor is ideal as you can customize the effect on any text in simple steps. If you want to use a premium video editor, we recommend Filmora as there are various glitch text effects available to apply to any text on your video instantly.

2. How do you glitch text on video?

First, you have to import your video in your video editor. Type the desired text and set the style. Thereafter, go to glitch text effect presets available on the video editor and apply it to the text instantly. You can customize the glitch text effect as per your preference to make the animation more prominent.

3. How do you glitch text on Android?

You should first install Glitch Video Effect: Glitch FX app from Play Store. Edit your video on the app to add any text, and thereafter, add glitch text effect instantly. In fact, the glitch text effect is available in almost all popular video editor apps on Android due to the effect being trendy and viral.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Jan 29, 23
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