The eagerly anticipated offset function is now available! Here’s how to use the offset feature in Cricut Design Space. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, contribute a small commission to this site at no additional cost to the consumer. All opinions and photos are my own.
Crafters have been asking for an offset feature in Cricut Design Space for a long time, and it is finally here! The ability to offset text or images was released recently, and it quickly speeds up design work for those wanting to offset their designs. Read on for more about it.
What is the Offset Feature?
The offset feature allows crafters to place a shadow layer behind or in front of text or images. This layer may be bigger or smaller than the design. It adds a pop of color behind text and outlines images. Though not as frequently used this way, the offset feature can also create a smaller layer for using inside an image.
How to Use the Offset Feature in Cricut Design Space
Note that Cricut Design Space is only available on the desktop app. Crafters should make sure that they are running Window 10 (64-bit only) or higher or macOS 10.15 or higher.
If you like watching videos on how to use Cricut Design Space, view this short YouTube video on using the offset feature below. If you like photo tutorials, scroll down for step one.
Insert your image or text onto a canvas. You may also upload your own image. If you’re not sure how to do this, see how to upload an SVG to Cricut Design Space.
Making sure that the text or image is selected, click the “Offset” button.
Adjust the distance and corner style as desired. A negative distance makes the shadow smaller than the design while a positive numbered distance makes the shadow larger than the design.
Click “Apply” to see the full effect of the shadow layer.
The shadow will automatically populate in the left hand column as a separate cut. That’s it. So easy to use, right?
Complete the design and then send it to the Cricut machine for cutting.
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