A step by step guide how
to create a last name
knockout image. In a
short amount of time
you can create a custom
gift perfect for any couple.
So there has been a craze with this knockout image thing. People are going crazy making signs for couples to hang in their home. A perfect wedding, anniversary, or housewarming gift in my opinion.
I have seen people using them for mothers day gifts as well using mom as the background with their childrens names as the smaller font.
Either way you can customize it however you like and have the perfect gift. Or like in this tutorial to make for yourself to hang in your home for all to see.
I will give a step by step guide including pictures of how to achieve this knockout image.
First open a new project in design space and open a text box and type in the last name in all caps.
Then go up to fonts and pick a font you like. I went with Times New Roman.
You want to go up to letter spacing and decrease the letter spacing so the letters move closer together. You don’t want them touching, but close.
Then go to your text box and press on the lock button in the bottom right hand corner. This will let you re-size both the height and width to whatever you want. Re-size to whatever size you want your image to be on your project.
Next open another text box and go up to the font and select the I love glitter font. If you don’t already have this font go to https://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=i+love+glitter and download the font.
To download press the download button.
A pop-up will be at the bottom of your screen on your taskbar, open it.
Then click on the second file name.
Then click on install.
After doing all this you will need to save your project and completely close design space and reopen it and your project. If you don’t do this your font will not show up.
After opening up your project again create a new text box and go up to fonts and change to I love glitter font.
Then you want to type in the open bracket and then the first name.
Hold down the shift button and the dash button to create the heart and then the second name.
After the second name type the close bracket.
Then go up to the letter spacing and decrease the size to wear all the letters and sashes are all touching.
This is one of the most important parts go over to the bottom right hand side of your screen and press the weld button.
I like to go up to the top right hand of the screen and on the names we just type change the color to a brighter color so I can see it better.
Then go back over to the right top side of the screen and make the first letters print instead of cut. You aren’t really printing it, but this is a step you have to do.
After that click on the lock button of the text box and re size to the size that looks best with the last name.
Go to make it and then click continue.
Go up to send to printer.
Make sure the bleed is on. It is automatically on bleed, but just make sure.
Next right click on the image and click save image as.
Save the image where you can easily find it. Then just x out of the printing and press cancel on finishing the project.
Now go to upload on the left side of the screen.
Now press upload image and click browse and search your file.
Now press complex and clean up the image by using the eraser wand and get rid of the box and any areas that aren’t the text. Then press continue and save as a cut.
Highlight the image you just created and insert image.
Re position the image to where it is horizontal and not vertical.
Then re-size it. I had to press the lock button so I could change the size but vertical and horizontal.
Move the original names over to the side. You can also change that back to cut and not print anymore.
Now select the outline image and also the last name by clicking one and holding the control button down and click on the other. Once they are both highlighted go over to the bottom right hand side of your screen and click the slice button.
Move the last name over to the side and delete the other layers of the slice.
Now move your last name back and then line up the first names inside.
You might want to re-size the first names a little or it could be just how to like it and that is it.
I’m also going to add a since date. You can do this as well or not.
If you are making an image with sticker vinyl just cut as normal, but if you are making an image with heat transfer vinyl such as a shirt mirror the images.