Create a knock out effect in text with Silhouette V4.1
Posted on 20th October 2017
1- Open Silhouette studio.
2- Type your text. Change the font and size to your needs. I am using Marthas Vintage font from fontbundles.net.
3- Insert the image you want to use for your knock out effect.
4- Resize the image to fit your text.
5- Place the image over the text where you would like it. Select both image and text,right click and group.
6- Right click again and copy and paste. Move the copy away from your original grouped image/text.
7- Reselect the original grouped image/text and right click, then ungroup.
8- With the original text and image selected, go to the side panel and click on the modify tool.
9- The image will be subtracted from the text.
10- Select the copy. Right click and ungroup.
11- Select both image and text with the copy and in the modify panel click on crop.
12- The top section is not cropped. Select all of the parts that were cropped and group.
13- Select all the top text parts and group those also.
14- Drag the top part to the bottom part and insert the knock out part by lining it up. Select both and group.
15- Click on send and you will see in the color fill section of the cut screen that you can cut each section separately then join when cut.