How to Design a Paper Cut Style in Photoshop

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Hello everybody!!  Thanks again for joining with us today we are going to discuss about how to create an effect that shows like it was carved out of paper Style in Photoshop. For this tutorial, you will need bit time and some resources. The final outcome will look like the above image.

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Step 01

  • Open Photoshop and create a new document. We are using 5000x3000px for the size so we can use it as desktop wallpaper for your PC/ laptop.
  • After that take the type tool and type any name or a word you like. Mine is Design Optimal as I simplified it as “DO”, as we always DO and save it as PaperCut .psd. The font I used is Franklin Gothic Demy.
  • Now fill the background with white color or #ffffff, remember to keep a space between the two letters, as shown in the next image.
DO text (click to zoom image)

DO text (click to zoom image)

Step 02

  • Now select the text layer and duplicate it and rasterize it. Then use the transformed tool and distort it till it shows as if the letters are rested on the floor or on the white background as the steps are shown below.
distorted rasterizing text (click to zoom image)

distorted rasterizing text (click to zoom image)

increasing the size of the rasterizing text (click to zoom image)

increasing the size of the rasterizing text (click to zoom image)

Step 03

  • Then we used an image called paper_stack-1 and used it to show as those two letter are carved out of a bundle l of papers.
  • The process is shown below. Select only the paper stack remove the white background around the image.

Place the paper stack (click to zoom image)

Place the paper stack (click to zoom image)

Distort the papers stack image (click to zoom image)

Distort the papers stack image (click to zoom image)

Reduce the opacity (click to zoom image)

Reduce the opacity (click to zoom image)

  • Now get the pen tool, select the areas that is not within the letter D contour, make selection, and delete them.
selecting and removing parts of the paper stack image out of the letter D contour (click to zoom image)

selecting and removing parts of the paper stack image out of the letter D contour (click to zoom image)

selecting and removing parts of the paper stack image out of the letter D contour (click to zoom image)

selecting and removing parts of the paper stack image out of the letter D contour (click to zoom image)

selecting and removing parts of the paper stack image out of the letter D contour (click to zoom image)

selecting and removing parts of the paper stack image out of the letter D contour (click to zoom image)

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