In this tutorial, we created a couple of text layer smart objects, and used blending options and layer styles to create the main glitch effect. Then, we created filter layers, and adjusted their layer masks. This tutorial will teach you how to transform text in Photoshop using the Wave filter to create a realistic glitch distortion effect. Houston we have a problem. Finally, we used a bunch of filters to finish off the glitch effect, as well as added a quick noise overlay to make it more realistic.

There are tonnes of possibilities with the Wave filter, we are going to cover the Square waveform and specifically how to use it to create a glitch effect. How to Create a Glitch Text Effect with Photoshop.