This week, I’ve been walking you through the new Paint 3D that’s now part of Windows 10.  Check out part 1 by clicking here and part 2 by clicking here.

Today, we’ll check out the text feature. Click the big T icon at the top of Paint 3D to add text to an image or to just create text.

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A panel will appear on the right where you can customize your text.

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You have a choice between 2D and 3D text.

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Here’s an example of 2D. 3D text looks similar at first.

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But grab the handles of the text box…

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and you can see your text in 3D.

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You have basic font, size, and color choices as well as bold, italic, and underline.

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Plus you can adjust for right, center, or left justification.

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Let’s take a look at text over an image.

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Now, let’s put that 3D to use by using my mouse to tilt the handles with the arrows on them. The arrows denote the how you are moving the object in space.

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Here, I’ve tilted it back slightly.

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Now, I’ve moved it to an angle. There’s just a little bit more depth and interest to the image.

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Click the Menu button to save or export.

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There aren’t a great many text options here, so if you need to do something sophisticated, you’ll want a program specifically designed for the task. But you can have a lot of fun playing with Paint 3D.