Paper Cut-Out Text Effect

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

We will create a Paper Cut-Out Effect in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Rectangle Tool and Pathfinder Tool. We will also use the Drop Shadow Effect.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

We will first create the Paper Cut-Outbackground which will be filled in the text. So start by launching Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now select the Rectangle Tooland draw a rectangle on the artboard. I have filled the rectangle with color code #d87881.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now copy this rectangle by pressing Ctrl + C and paste it in front by pressing Ctrl + F. Fill this new rectangle with different color. (Color code #6dd47e)

Now select the Pencil Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a random shape on the rectangle.

Step 2

Select the random shape drawn and the top rectangle and go to the Pathfinder Panel. In the Pathfinder Panel, click on Divide and then Ungroup the selection.

After ungrouping the selection, delete the random shape created.

Step 3

Now select the top layer of rectangle and click on Effectin the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Stylize and select Drop Shadow.

Drop Shadowdialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box make required changes and then click OK.

Step 4

Now in similar way make few more layers of rectangle.

Now select the Type Tool and type your text. Place it over the layers created then press Ctrl + A to select all the artwork. Then click on Make Clipping Mask button in the Properties Panel.

And the Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Practice this tutorial. You can use different colors for the layers and create your Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

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