advanced photoshop

Photoshop tip: Create a cut-out text effect

Posted in:
Tips & Tutorials, by The Advanced Photoshop Team

Learn to create text that looks like it has been cut out of its background in Photoshop

Here we are going to reproduce an effect where the text appears to be cut out of the background – much like a cookie cutter effect.

To begin this effect, create a text layer that is a slightly darker shade than the background colour. Add an Inner Shadow layer style to this layer with the Opacity set to 29%, Distance 9px, Choke 8%, Size 29px and select the Gaussian Curve for the contour.

Next, enable the Bevel and Emboss layer style and set the style to Outer Bevel, with Depth at 52%, Direction moved to Down, Size at 8px and Soften at 8px. In the Shading section, uncheck the Use Global Light box and set the angle to 90 degrees and Altitude to 21.

Finally, reduce the highlight Opacity to 62% and the shadow Opacity to 5% and you should be left with the cookie cutter effect you were looking for.

Photoshop tip: Create a cut-out text effect

  • More basic it was impossible.

    Bad tutorial presentation, too precise settings. A newbie needs to learn global stuff not “put 29 pixels in this box”.

    This tutorial is useless and badly excuted.

    Make quality contents please.


  • Marion

    Vincent’s comment is right.

  • Reuben

    what font did you use for the example?

  • Please rewrite lesson with more details. I think that this lesson to help many people if you write it right)

  • Awesome text tutorial and very easy to do. thanks

  • Jassi Royal

    Excellent Tutorial, luv it! luv it!