Acorn Acorn 7

Cutout Type

This tutorial will guide you through a basic technique for creating the appearance of text that looks cut out from its background.  Open a new image in Acorn, File ▸ New. Using the flood fill tool (K) in the tools palette, fill the layer with a color of your choice. 

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Select the text tool and type out some text.  This effect works best if the text color is lighter than the background color.

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With your text layer selected in the layers list, go to Filter Stylize Inner Shadow.  Click on the 'Shadow Color' color well to pick a different color from the colors palette.  Play around with the offset, blur radius, and opacity values.

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Finished Product:

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