Adding shadows or an offset to your vinyl or htv adds a little extra pop on your finished projects.
One of the greatest features Cricut Design Space lacks is an offset feature. However it can still be done using other programs like Photoshop, Silhouette and Inkscape. We are going to use Inkscape its free and easy to use.
Inkscape is a small program and hardly takes up any space on your computer. So if you are worried about that don't be.
In this tutorial we can use ANY font and create an offset or shadow with design space.
We are just going to type up some words using fonts you have on your computer in Inkscape.
Type your words in inkscape using any font you have.
Select your text and right click copy then paste. I like to change the colors of one of the texts after pasting into my document.
Trace your image to create an Outset vector path around it
Select one of your copies of your text to create black arrows around it.
Click on PATH > OUTSET
Voila! OFFSET! Now save your file as the name you choose .svg
Upload your new offset SVG into your Cricut DS
Adjust to your size once open in DS and make them both the same color for one cut using two colors vinyl.
Place your vinyl on your mat
Click "MAKE IT" in Design Space
On your cut page move the images to the same spot that you have your vinyl on the mat.
Weed Trim and place your newly offset text on your contact paper.
So that is how you create an offset for Cricut Design Space using Inkscape. Thanks for stopping by!
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