Etched text

OSCC · CSS, Visual · Dec 30, 2020

Creates an effect where text appears to be "etched" or engraved into the background.

  • Use text-shadow to create a white shadow offset 0px horizontally and 2px vertically from the origin position.
  • The background must be darker than the shadow for the effect to work.
  • The text color should be slightly faded to make it look like it's engraved/carved out of the background.

I appear etched into the background.

<p class="etched-text">I appear etched into the background.</p>
.etched-text {
  text-shadow: 0 2px white;
  font-size: 1.5rem;
  font-weight: bold;
  color: #b8bec5;

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