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How to create a text shadow in cricut design space

Posted on 2nd March 2018
1- Open cricut design space. Select the text tool.

2-Type your text. Select your font. I will be using Dallon font from

3-Click on your text and then adjust the letter spacing.

4- adjust the letter spacing so all the letters touch a tiny bit.

5- Click on the text layer and change the colour of the text.

6- In the layers attributes window select the print option. Then click Make it.


7- You will see that the print and cut window will appear. Click continue.

*Note- you do not need your cricut machine connected at this point to create the shadow text.

8- Click on send to printer.

9-  In the print setup window make sure that the bleed option is selected. This will make your text slightly wider.

10- Right click on the image and save.

11- Save your image as a PNG.

12- Go back to the design space screen and click on upload image.

13- Click on upload image.

14- Click on browse and access your image you saved.

15- Your image will appear on white with a black like around. click complex and then continue.

16- Use the magic wand to remove the white from your design. Next click on the crop tool.

17- Crop around your text. then continue.

18- Select the cut file and save.

19- Select the design and insert.

20- Your image is now into your design space.

21- Using the Snap rotate function, rotate your design.

22- You can now layer the original text over the shadow layer.

23-Select the original text layer in the layers panel and change the print back to cut file. your design is now ready to be cut.

If you want to print then cut, select both text and click flatten.That will convert to a print file ready to print and cut.

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