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I came across a couple of pictures and was wondering how they achieved such an effect.

processed image of a girl

processed image of a man

I believe both pictures were originally still images from a film, then were processed digitally in some way that I am unaware of.

I have tried a few glitching techniques and a few Processing algorithms such as pixel sorting but nothing comes close to the organic feel that these pictures have. Do you have any idea how I can achieve/replicate a similar effect or know of other ways to distort images without them looking too "digital"

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    I wonder if it is the halftone moire pattern or the veil-like lines you ar after? It looks like they are photos from a tv-screen. – Mikael Carlsson Mar 15 at 13:38
  • @MikaelCarlsson - looks like an answer to me ;) - perhaps you should write it up? – GerardFalla Mar 18 at 15:28
  • @GerardFalla - alrighty then! :) – Mikael Carlsson Mar 19 at 10:21
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To get that effect I choose a slight different approach than Danielillo.

Before editing I first create a copy of the background layer and use the "Color Halftone" filter on that. After that I use "Gaussian Blur" at 1 pixel to soften the pattern. Set the layer blend to "Lighter color".

After adding Color halftone

Then make a copy of that layer and use "Liquify" filter and use the twirl tool to move the pattern around a bit here and there. Set the layer blend to "Lighter color" on this layer too.

End result, after using Liquify

  • yours is more akin to a print effect, what OP asks (and on Danielillo answer) is actually a screen / video artifact. – Luciano Mar 19 at 16:00
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First Layer

Original Image from unsplash.com

Menu Image → Adjustments → Desaturate Desaturate

Auto levels:

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Second Layer

  • Levels → Increase highlights and make midtones darker
  • Apply a soft Gaussian Blur
  • Reduce the opacity to 60%

Blur

Third Layer

Adjustment Layer → Photo Filter → Green, 40%

Photo Filter

Fifth Layer

  • Make a new layer filled with a pattern: green/red diagonal lines
  • Change the blend mode to Darken, 8% opacity

Pattern color

Sixth Layer

  • Make a new layer filled with a pattern of vertical lines black/white/gray
  • Change the blend mode to Multiply, 80% opacity

Sixth Layer

Seventh Layer

  • Duplicate the last layer and rotate it 90º
  • Change the opacity to 20%

Seventh Layer

Eigth Layer

Optional: add a noise inverted layer

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