How to Create Paper Cut Out Banner Design in Inkscape

In this tutorial, we will create a paper cut out banner design in Inkscape with shapes and the drop shadows as the key for creating paper cut out object look likes.

What you will learn

  • How to use bezier tool
  • How to use dropper tool
  • How to create a drop shadow effect
  • How to create a background with Rectangle Tool
  • How to create a Clipping Mask

Tutorial Steps

Step 1

Create a new background with Rectangle Tool (R) and change the color to green color with Dropper Tool (D) (#01eb04ff).


Step 2

Draw a liquid shape with Bezier Tool (B).


Then duplicate the background, press Ctrl+D, and hold Shift to select the object. Also, create a clipping mask by right click > Set Clip.


Create more shape then make a clipping mask like this:

Step 3

Add color to shape with Dropper Tool (D).


Remove the Stroke by selecting all shape then in the stroke option, on the left corner screen, right-click > Remove Stroke.


Add a drop shadow effect by selecting all the shapes, then go into Filters > Shadows and Glows > Drop Shadow. Change the Shadow type to Inner.


Step 4

Add more shape with Bezier Tool (B).


And create a drop shadow to the shapes with Outer Shadow type.



Easy, right? The key of this tutorial is the drop shadow to make the papercut effects look. Thanks for reading!


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