I don't know what to call this effect, but I am in love with the look of this: https://vimeo.com/280574752 music video.

Can anybody help me figure out how this effect might be created? I can almost detect a slight VHS effect since there is sometimes a green outline.

Thanks! :)



  • I don't know about Photoshop, but there are tons of resources for faking the vhs look in After Effects. – Joonas Feb 15 '19 at 15:08

I think it's older than VHS, it mimics the effect created by the film irregular overexposure produced by the incidence of light through the time.

Using this as the original image:


You can add different layers with black and white clouds on top, screen mode, 10% opacity


And different backgrounds with Maximum filter effect


This is an example with just seven animation frames:


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  • Thank you so much, this is very close to what I want to achieve!! – Agnes Boman Feb 15 '19 at 20:07

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