Paper Cut-Out Text Effect

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
We will create a Paper Cut-Out Text 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-Out background which will be filled in the text. So start by launching Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle on the artboard. I have filled the rectangle with color code #d87881.
Draw a rectangle
Now copy this rectangle by pressing Ctrl + C and paste it in front by pressing Ctrl + F. Fill this new rectangle with a different color. (Color code #6dd47e)
create a copy of rectangle above it and fill with different color
Now select the Pencil Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a random shape on the rectangle.
draw a random shape
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.
Click on Divide in the Pathfinder Panel
Ungroup the selection
After ungrouping the selection, delete the random shape created.
Delete the random shape to create a paper cut-out effect
Step 3
Now select the top layer of the rectangle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Stylize and select Drop Shadow.
select drop shadow
Drop Shadow dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box make the required changes and then click OK.
Apply Drop Shadow Effect
Step 4
Now in a similar way make a few more layers of the rectangle and create a Paper Cut-Out Effect.
Create Paper Cut-Out Effect
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 the Make Clipping Mask button in the Properties Panel.
Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
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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