A paper cutout effect is created by adding an inner shadow to a shape, text, or image. Adobe Illustrator does not have an innate tool to create an inner shadow. Why this was left out I don’t know because a lot of people ask how to do it. I have tried a few ways to create a paper cutout effect and I think I found the easiest way to do it. This does not require you to mask anything or make multiple layers to achieve the effect. I created the shortest tutorial on Youtube today to share with you. It will only take a minute and you will have another tool in your Illustrator tool box.
Adobe Illustrator Paper Cutout Effect: A How To Guide.
- by Veronica