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How to Create a Knockout Effect in Cricut Design Space Mobile App
  • By Design Bundles
  • 16 Jul 2018
  • 5 Mins
  • Cricut Tutorials

How to Create a Knockout Effect in Cricut Design Space Mobile App

In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to create a knockout design in Cricut Design Space mobile app. To demonstrate this process, I’ll be using the Summer Funtime Font. There's a ton of fun tropical fonts just like the one we are using today on Font Bundles. If you are using the desktop version, check out our guide on creating knockout designs in Cricut. 

Step 1 - Type out and edit the text


Click on the big “T” at the bottom of your screen to type out your text. If you are new to the Cricut app, we have a full tutorial on using the text tool in Cricut Design Space app.
Text Tool-Design Space app
Next, reduce the letter and line spacing if necessary. This will bring the letters closer together and will help when we knock out the shape. Click on the Edit icon on the lower toolbar. Once you do, another toolbar will appear right above it. The Letter and Line Spacing Icon will be next to each other. Click the down circle with the minus symbol to reduce the letter and line spacing.
Reduce Line Spacing Design Space app


Step 2 - Insert a shape and use Slice


Create a heart by using the Shapes tool in Cricut Design Space. Now, Unlock and Resize, then rotate your shape to fit over your text. We will be using this shape to create a knockout within the text.
Shape Tool-Design Space Heart Shape
Select your text and heart and click the Slice button. We have a full tutorial on using the Slice tool in Cricut Design Space App to get you started. Using the slice tool can help you create Split Monograms in Cricut Design Space as well.
Slicing In design Space app
After slicing your items, pull apart your heart shape as you can see in the image below. You will have a heart shape with solid letters which is the one we will be using today. 
Pull Apart Sliced objects
Place the heart back in the text knockout and you will now be able to cut out this design. 
knockout Project In Design Space App

Step 3 - Create your Cut Project


After creating your knockout design, you can now choose what type of cut project you would like to create. To cut both layers separately, click the Edit icon and then click the small circle near the word Cut. A window will appear and you will be able to click the down arrow to choose your line type. After doing so, click Apply on the top corner.
Line Type-Design Space app
If you would like to print out this design, we have an easy-to-follow guide on using the print and cut feature in Cricut Design Space app as well.
Print Then Cut Design Space app
You have successfully created a knockout design from start to finish in Cricut Design Space. If you like this tutorial check out our other tutorial on creating a custom photo puzzle in Cricut Design Space app.

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