How to create cut-out text effect with Tailwind CSS

Last updated on May 6, 2022 A Goodman Loading... Post a comment

The steps below show you how to create a cut-out text effect with Tailwind CSS.

1. Prepare HTML markup:

<div>
   <h1>KindaCode.com</h1>
</div>

2. Set an image background for the div element. We can do this by using inline styles or creating a class in an external CSS file. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll go with the first option:

<div style="background: url(https://www.kindacode.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/sample-background.jpeg)"
        class="m-20">
        <h1>KindaCode.com</h1>
</div>

We use the m-20 utility to add some margin.

Here’s the image:

Image source: Pixabay

3. Now we make the cut-out text effect just by using mix-blend-lighten and bg-white utilities:

<div style="background: url(https://www.kindacode.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/sample-background.jpeg)"
        class="m-20">
        <h1 class="text-center text-7xl font-extrabold mix-blend-lighten bg-white uppercase">
            KindaCode.com</h1>
</div>

The text-center, text-7xl, and font-extrabold utilities make the text look clearer.

The final result:

The full source code:

<!doctype html>
<html>

<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com"></script>
    <title>KindaCode.com</title>
</head>

<body>
    <div style="background: url(https://www.kindacode.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/sample-background.jpeg)"
        class="m-20">
        <h1 class="text-center text-7xl font-extrabold mix-blend-lighten bg-white uppercase">
            KindaCode.com</h1>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

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