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How to use microsoft paint 3d

Paint 3D is a built-in creative application that comes free with Windows 10*. It is designed to be simple yet powerful by allowing you to create professional or fun creative projects by easily combining 2D and 3D tools. The best part is that you don’t need any design experience – Paint 3D can be used by anyone. Its approachable interface makes it easy to customize existing 3D models from our built-in 3D library or create 3D designs from scratch.

Getting started: Paint 3D’s basic navigation

  • Brushes: Expand your artistic abilities with unique pens & brushes that mimic real materials without the mess. Try transparent watercolor that beautifully washes the canvas or oil painting so real that you can see the paint smudging. These artistic brushes work both on both the canvas and on 3D models with professional effects such as polished metal and matte to help personalize your designs.

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  • 2D Shapes: It is easy to draw perfect shapes with our collection of 2D shapes and the line and curve tool. Use the control circles to manipulate the curvature to your desired angle. You can also click Make 3D to turn the shape into a layer with additional rotation options.

How to use microsoft paint 3d

Give it a go! Click here to view the circuit board model on Remix3D.com. Bring it into Paint 3D and use 2D shapes to add the correct symbols to the circuit diagram. Then use the line and curve tool to fill in the correct waveform patterns. Watch this video for tips on 2D Shapes.

  • 3D Shapes: There are many ways to get started in creating in 3D. Use pre-made shapes to jump start building a new model or use the 3D doodle tool to instant turn your 2D sketches in 3D models. Simply trace a design from a photo or draw one free hand and watch as it instantly pop into a 3D model. The sharp edge 3D doodle creates sharp lines, perfect for drawing a star. The soft edge 3D doodle creates a soft curve, perfect for drawing a cloud.

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Click here to view the chair concept image on Remix3D.com. Bring it into Paint 3D and use both 3D doodle tools to trace around the image and pop it out into 3D. Watch this video for tips on the 3D Doodle tool.

  • Stickers: This is a unique and easy way to add texture to your creations. Use this tool to experiment with materials such as wood or marble or upload your own photo to create a custom texture sticker. It will instantly wrap around 3D objects–no prior 3D knowledge needed! You can also adjust the opacity of the sticker.

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  • Text: Add words using our 2D & 3D text options. 2D will anchor the text to the canvas while 3D text will allow you to move it around the canvas and rotate to different directions.
  • Effects: Create unique moods such as calming Mist or mysterious Night by changing the environment and lighting in your 3D scenes. You can even move the sun around a light wheel to change the direction of the lighting.

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  • Canvas: This digital canvas mimics a painter’s canvas. This tab allows you to resize and control the dimensions, including turning off the 2D canvas so you can freely design your 3D model.
  • Magic Select: Easy to use tool that allows you to select the part of the image that you want to cut out and remove it from the background. The tool instantly and almost magically pops out your selection onto another layer and intelligently auto-fills the background to hide any gaps.

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  • 3D library**: Browse our huge catalog of thousands of free 3D models for you to edit. Choose from our pre-curated collections to get started quickly or search for your desired model in the search tool bar. With a tap, you can instantly import the 3D model into your project and begin recoloring and customizing right away.
  • History Slider: You can undo and rewind all your actions, it’s like an unlimited undo button! The history slider records every change in the scene and allows you to scroll back through time. You can even create a video of your design process to share with friends by click on the start recording button.
  • 3D View mode: This allows you to move around and see your content from any angle. There are also controls to help you zoom in and out of the canvas with the ability to enter a precise zoom amount.

How to use microsoft paint 3d

Click here to view the shark scene on Remix3D.com.Bring in into Paint 3D and use 3D view mode to position the fins correctly. Then use the 3D doodle tool to add and position a dorsal fin.
Watch this video for tips on using 3D view mode.

  • Mixed Reality: This takes your 3D model from Paint 3D and launches it into the Mixed Reality Viewer application so you can visualize the 3D model in a real world context. You can snap a photo or record a short video of the 3D object interacting with your world to share with friends.

Paint 3D makes it easy to unlock your creativity and bring your ideas to life. To check out these features for yourself, you can get started by opening the Paint 3D app. If you are new to Paint 3D, check out the entire Paint 3D guide series here or check out more Paint 3D tutorials here.

*To access all the latest Paint 3D features, you will need to update to the latest Windows 10 April 2018 Update. To learn how to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, check out this blog post.

**3D Library is available in select markets. Check out the online library here.

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Hello AfonsoSK
I’m Peter F
Please follow these steps
Press the “Windows” key, then type “Paint.”

Select “Paint” from the Results screen to open the Paint program.

Open the “File” menu, then select “Open.” Browse to the image that you want to view, then double-click the image file to open it in Paint. Alternatively, if you want to create a new blank file, open the “File” menu, and then select “New.”

Click the “View” tab on the Paint ribbon.

Select the “Gridlines” check box in the Show or Hide group. A grid will appear overlaying the Paint canvas area.
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I thought the question was about grid lines in paint#D, noyt paint! Anyone know how to turn on grid lines in PAINT3D?

Hello AfonsoSK
I’m Peter F
Please follow these steps
Press the “Windows” key, then type “Paint.”

Select “Paint” from the Results screen to open the Paint program.

Open the “File” menu, then select “Open.” Browse to the image that you want to view, then double-click the image file to open it in Paint. Alternatively, if you want to create a new blank file, open the “File” menu, and then select “New.”

Click the “View” tab on the Paint ribbon.

Select the “Gridlines” check box in the Show or Hide group. A grid will appear overlaying the Paint canvas area.
I hope it helps

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September 14, 2020, 10:24am EDT

If you need to perform a simple task like resizing an image on your Windows 10 PC, you don’t need to use software with a steep learning curve like Photoshop. You can do it using Microsoft Paint 3D. Here’s how it’s done.

Open Paint 3D on your computer by typing “Paint 3D” in the Windows Search bar and selecting “Paint 3D” from the search results.

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Once open, select “Menu,” found in the top-left corner of the window.

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Next, click “Insert.”

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Once selected, File Explorer will open. Navigate to the location of the image you would like to crop and then click “Open.”

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The image will now appear on the Paint 3D canvas.

If you want to save yourself a few steps, before you even open Paint 3D, navigate to the location of the image you’d like to insert, right-click it, then select “Edit with Paint 3D” from the menu.

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Paint 3D will open with the image inserted. Now it’s time to resize the image. Find and click the “Canvas” option in the header menu.

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The Canvas options will appear in the right-hand pane. Under the “Resize Canvas” section, you’ll find the width and height of the current canvas. Before changing the dimensions, check or uncheck these two options:

  • Lock aspect ratio: Logically resizes the image if you edit one dimension (width or height) of the canvas. This keeps the image from becoming distorted and stretched.
  • Resize image with canvas: With this option enabled, the image will also be resized when you change the size of the canvas. In most cases, the canvas is the image, unless you insert an image without a background. In this situation, Paint 3D will give the image a plain white background.

To properly resize an image, we recommend checking both options.

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You can also choose to resize the image in pixels or a percentage. Choose which option you prefer by selecting the arrow in the box to show the drop-down menu, then selecting your preferred option.

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Next, enter the figure you would like to resize the image to in the width and/or height box. If you checked the “Lock Aspect Ration” option, the width of the image will automatically resize when you change the height, and vice versa.

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The image will now be resized. Save the image by selecting Menu > Save or using the Ctrl+S shortcut key.

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Paint 3D is a free tool in Windows 10 that let’s everyone be creative, whether you are a professional artist or just like to doodle.

Microsoft has taken Classic Paint and updated the look and feel, with lots of new brushes and tools. You can also create 3D models that can be played with from all angles.

This is why Paint 3D is perfect for unlocking kids’ creativity at school in a range of subjects. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Science

In the video below, we join Microsoft Creative Director Jennifer O’Brien to discover how a simple cell biology lesson starter activity can be enhanced with Paint 3D.

The activity creates a compelling cross-section of a volcano, going from a 2D image to a 3D representation that can be integrated within PowerPoint.

In a longer activity we see the creation of a compelling volcano cross-section: going from 2D to a 3D representation that can be integrated within PowerPoint.

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Technology

In this video, we visit the Paint 3D studio to hear from Product Innovation Lead Andy Huntington about how Paint 3D can be used with models from Remix 3D to spark discussion in the classroom around technological milestones.

A second activity focuses on using the tools built into Paint 3D to create personalised models with ranged outcomes and for quick 3D printing.

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Engineering

In this video, we join Paint 3D Art Director Marcus Tanner, who demonstrates the simple process of creating a 3D model as an ice-breaker activity.

In a longer activity, ergonomics and human factors are introduced as we create a new piece of furniture: combining the digital and physical world with Mixed Reality Viewer in a Design and Technology lesson.

Using Paint 3D enables rapid experimentation and prompts exciting new creative outcomes.

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Arts

In this video, Paul Clarke (a teacher and artist in residence at Paint 3D) demonstrates ways in which Paint 3D can support the arts curriculum.

First, he takes us through an objective-focused activity to create mythical creatures from photos using the Magic select tool in Paint 3D.

Secondly, he creates a 3D fictional illustration using models from Remix 3D and hand-drawn elements. The finished scene is placed directly into Word alongside a poem.

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Mathematics

In this video, we join Senior Program Manager Danielle Schmitt to see how Paint 3D can be used to create interactive maths resources.

As a starter activity, a puzzle is shown in 3D to be solved by students, while a longer activity explores Shape and Measure.

We see how creating 3D models and viewing them in Mixed Reality can present difficult abstract concepts in a fun and engaging way for students.

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Paint 3D is a built-in creative application that comes free with Windows 10*. You don’t need any design experience – Paint 3D makes it easy to customize models from the built-in 3D library or create 3D designs from scratch.

Here’s a couple of tips for how you can get started quickly in creating in 3D.

How to edit a 3D model

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The easiest way to get started is to start by searching our 3D library** for a model to edit and customize. Simply click on 3D Library and browse through our staff picks of top models or type in the search bar a model you are looking for. Click on the tile to import the 3D model into your project. You now have a fully rotatable 3D model that you can recolor and personalize with great sticker textures.

How to create a 3D Model

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One of my favorite ways to get started in 3D is to begin with a photo image or 2D sketch. You can use this as a guide for your 3D drawing. Click on 3D Shapes and select one of the 3D doodle tools, sharp or soft edge depending on your preference. Draw in a continuous movement, making sure not to overlap the lines and connecting to the starting circle. Watch as your 2D sketch instantly transforms into a fully rotatable 3D model. You can use the brushes to shade and color the model or the sticker tool to add additional finishes, such as wood or marble.

See it in the real world

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Visualize your 3D model in the real world – perfect for showing a family member what a fountain will look like your backyard or using your 3D model to record an online tutorial video. When you’re finished editing your 3D model, simply go up to the task bar and click on the Mixed reality button (this will pre-load your 3D model in Mixed Reality Viewer).

Tap your screen to place the object into your world. You can rotate the object or make it bigger or smaller or drag it to different locations on the screen. You can also add animations to your model, perfect for videos, at the bottom of the screen. To record a short video, click on the video record button to the right. You can also switch to take a picture with the camera button.

Save and share a 3D creation

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Within Paint 3D, you can save or share your work in a variety of ways.

  • If you want to save your work to edit again later, then you can click “Save As” a Paint 3D project. Paint 3D projects will retain all your 2D and 3D content without any compression – meaning you can re-open them and pick up exactly where you left off.
  • If you want to take content out of Paint 3D, to share or use in other applications, then you have options to save a copy as a 3D model or an image. If you choose to Save a 3D model, then you can choose from different popular 3D file formats, such as .GLB or .FBX.
  • If you choose to save an image, you are taken to the Image Preview window. Within this window you can choose to rescale your image, either by percentage or number of pixels. Ticking ‘Lock aspect ratio’ means changes to one side will automatically update the other. You can also adjust the desired angle and framing of the image.

Paint 3D makes it easy to unlock your creativity and bring your ideas to life. To check out these features for yourself, you can get started by opening the Paint 3D app. If you’re new to Paint 3D, check out our video tutorials on Paint 3D.

*To access all the latest Paint 3D features, you will need to update to the latest Windows 10 April 2018 Update. To learn how to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, check out this blog post.

**3D Library is available in select markets. Check out the online library here.

How to use microsoft paint 3dWant to inspire creativity and develop your students spatial awareness and design skills? This post will show you how to create 3D models and bring them to live with Mixed Reality. All built into Microsoft Paint 3D.

This is the second of three blog posts giving you some quick tips for how to get into using Microsoft Paint 3D in your class. Your students will love imagining and creating with this great tool and it will definitely inspire and bring enthusiasm to your lessons.

1. Open Microsoft Paint 3D. If you don’t already have this on your Windows device you can get it in the Microsoft Store. You’ll need to be running Windows 10 or later. Choose to open a new project.

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2. Select the 3D objects button from the menu. This will open a side menu, from here click on ‘Get more models’. This will open Remix 3D from the web. You’ll need to be connected to the internet to do this.

3. Click on ‘Get Started’ in Paint 3D.

4. Scroll down until you find the model called ‘Make a creature’. Click on this and it will import it to your page.

5. You can close Remix 3D by clicking on any of the other buttons on the toolbar.

6. This short video tutorial will show you how to create your monster. You’ll also see how to turn your own doodles into 3D shapes and have two 3D objects sharing one space.

It’s been sped up, so feel free to hit pause, or change speed settings , if it’s going too quick!

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7. Click the ‘Mixed reality’ tool and wait for it to load.

8. Move your device around until you are happy with the view you see on the screen. Then tap the screen to drop your monster wherever you would like it! If you don’t like the way it’s facing, click back on Paint 3D and rotate it around until you are happy. A circle button will appear on screen that lets you take screen captures of your monster in its new environment.

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9. Select model view to move your monster around and see it from different perspectives.

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So that’s how you can create awesome 3D objects in Paint 3D and bring them into your world. This provides endless ideas and opportunities for creativity as well as teaching students about perspective, and developing their visual and spatial literacy.

If you’ve read my other blog post about creating a digital postcard in Paint 3D you’ll probably already be thinking about all the great curriculum links that this sort of activity could inspire in your class.

Make sure you check out all the other great models in Remix 3D.

Now I just need to work out how I can get my monster to weed the garden and mow the lawns while he’s out there!

Enjoyed using Paint 3D? Download the UTB app (iOS or Android) so you are kept up to date with blog posts. This is the second of three posts I’ll be writing about the cool features of this powerful tool.

Or better yet – come along to one of our Microsoft STEAM days where we explore not only Paint 3D but also Minecraft and other Microsoft tools for education. Find an event near you here.

Mehvish

18 Sep 2020

Adding text to your image is one of the basic functionalities of any photo-editing apps. Gladly, the upgraded version of Paint, i.e., Paint 3D offers the same too. You can add both 2D and 3D varieties of text. By adding text to your pictures, you can create cool banners, posters, and even logos. This post shall offer you a detailed guide on adding, editing, formatting, and performing other tasks related to the text in Paint 3D.

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Inserting text in Paint 3D may get confusing. It’s not as simple as it looks. Many people click on the text button in the top bar and start typing. To their disappointment, the text box disappears immediately as soon as they start to type.

If you are struggling with that, our guide will help you add text easily to your photos in Paint 3D. Let’s get started.

How to Add Text in Paint 3D

Adding a text box in Paint 3D is a two-step process and not one, as many assume. Here are the actual steps:

Step 1: Launch Paint 3D and open the image where you want to add the text.

Step 2: Click on the text button in the top bar. Don’t start to drag immediately on the canvas. On the right side, you will find two text options – 2D and 3D. Select the type of text that you want to add – 2D or 3D. Only then can you insert a text box.

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Once you have selected a 2D or 3D text option, drag the mouse on the canvas to create a text box, similar to Paint. You will see the cursor in the text box. Start typing your text.

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Click outside the text box to add the text onto your canvas. Do not click outside the box if you want to format your text. You can use these steps to add text to a blank canvas or a photo such as wallpaper, poster, or any other image.

Note: Once you click outside the text box, you won’t be able to make any changes to the existing text even if it’s a spelling mistake. You will need to start from scratch. Be careful.

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How to Rotate, Resize, and Move Text

With the text box still active, you can resize your text using the text box boundary. Click on any one of the tiny boxes from the text box to change its size. Use the rotate icon at the top of the text box to rotate your text. To move text, place your cursor over the text box border. A four-sided arrow will appear. Drag the text box using that.

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How to Edit and Format Your Text

You can choose the formatting style of your text before adding it. You can customize font size, style, alignment, and color from the right panel. In the case of 2D text, you can even add a background color. Once you have selected the style, drag the text box on your image. Click outside the box to save changes.

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You can change formatting after adding the text box as well. However, the text box needs to be active. If you click outside the text box, then you cannot edit your 2D text at all. In the case of 3D text, you cannot add more text, but you can rotate, resize, and perform other editing properties from the right panel by selecting the 3D text first. To select the 3D text, double click on the text or create a selection box around the text.

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By default, when you choose a formatting style, it will be applied to the entire text in your selected text box. However, if you want to be creative, you can format each word or letter individually, provided the text box is active. For that, select the alphabet, word, or entire text, and then apply the right panel formatting tools.

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How to Curve Text

Sadly, you cannot create a curved text in Paint 3D. But if you want to add curved text to your pictures, you should create curved text in Microsoft Word and then add it to your image in Paint 3D.

How to Add More Fonts to Paint 3D

Paint 3D uses system fonts from your Windows 10 computer. So if you want to add custom fonts to Paint 3D, you need to add them to your computer directly. Once added, restart Paint 3D, and you shall see the new fonts in the list of the fonts in Paint 3D.

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Textual Emphasis

While Paint 3D does offer decent editing capabilities to add and format text, it misses out on several important features. One of them being the ability to edit text once it is added. That’s too harsh for any image manipulation tool. Imagine the trouble you would have to go through if you made a spelling mistake. Similarly, Paint 3D also doesn’t let you choose a specific font size. The lack of such basic features from a powerful pre-installed tool makes one look for third-party photo-editing tools.

Next up: Do you want to make your image transparent or simply want to convert it into PNG from JPG? Find out how to do so from the next link.

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How to use microsoft paint 3d

Microsoft Paint 3D reference guide which answers commonly asked questions from new users. It will also walk you through building your first Paint 3D project.

If you’re new to Paint 3D, you might be overwhelmed a bit by the new interface; after all, this is not your grandfathers paint app. Paint 3D puts emphasis on creating 3D surfaces and maximizing tools such as the pen and inking for touch devices; and… it’s a lot of fun!

Paint 3D Reference Guide

This reference guide is intended to help get you up and running with Paint 3D quickly as well as answering some commonly asked questions of first-time users. It’s not exhaustive however so if you have a question that’s not answered in this guide, please leave a comment and we will do our best to get answers for you as well as update our guide for other readers.

How do I launch Paint 3D?

Your computer must be running the Windows 10 Creators Update. Paint 3D is not available for previous revisions of Windows 10 and earlier releases. Paint 3D can be launched from the Windows Ink Workspace or Start > All Apps.

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How do I insert an image in Paint 3D?

Click the hamburger menu then click Insert. Browse to where the image is located, then click Open.

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How do I resize the canvas?

Select the canvas tab, then use the anchors to resize manually or enter the dimensions manually.

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How do I crop an image?

Insert your image, click the selection button, make a selection then click Crop.

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How do I mask an image onto a 3D object?

Select the 3D Object tab, choose a shape you would like to use, then draw onto the canvas. Select the stickers tab, select the custom stickers tab, choose your image.

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Use the anchors to manipulate the image and resize it over the object, click the rubber stamp anchor to apply the image permanently.

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How do I repaint or change the color of an object?

Select the Tools tab, choose the fill option, select a color, then tap an object to fill.

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How can I draw my own object?

Click the Objects tab, choose 3D doodle, select a color, then begin drawing your object on the canvas.

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How do I select multiple objects in my project?

Click the Objects tab, choose the Select button, choose your object, click Multiselect then select the next object.

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How do I duplicate an object?

Select the object, then click copy then paste.

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How do I resize an object?

Select the object, then pull in the anchors to resize it.

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How do I rotate an object in 3D?

Select the object, then use perspective anchors (representing motion) to rotate the object.

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If you want to preview your object in 3D, click the 3D Preview icon then drag down or up.

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How do I view my project in 3D?

Click the eye icon on the floating toolbar to view your content in 3D.

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How do I access Remix 3D?

First, ensure you are connected to the Internet. After connecting, a community icon will appear next to the redo button, click it to launch Remix 3D.

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How do I share my completed project on other social networks?

First, ensure you are connected to the Internet. Click the hamburger menu, click Share then choose your desired social network.

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How do I save my project as a 2D image I can use in other apps such as Microsoft Word?

Enable 3D mode, then click the camera icon on the floating toolbar.

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How do I hide Welcome screen?

Click the hamburger menu > Settings, toggle off Show welcome screen.

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How do I resize the Task pane?

Click the hamburger menu > Settings then toggle on Compact mode.

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Ready to explore Paint 3D in detail and start on your first 3D project? Check out our Get Started with Paint 3D where I documented my first project and how I did it.

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Microsoft Paint was introduced in 1992 as part of the Windows 3.1 OS, and it has evolved throughout the years. Presently, the Paint software in Windows 10 is integrated with features that allow you to do some things you originally would have needed a premium photo manipulating software for.

That said, it’s obviously not the first recommendation for professional photo manipulation, but if well mastered, it does a pretty good job with basic image editing and saves you money as it comes with the Windows package.

Here is a list of cool things Microsoft Paint can do.

1. Make gradient

To make a gradient in Microsoft Paint, follow these steps:

1. Open MS Paint. Draw a diagonal line across the page using the line tool as shown in the image below.

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2. With paint bucket, fill one side of the diagonal with any color.

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3. Click on “Resize” and uncheck the aspect ratio checkbox. Change the horizontal value to 1. click “OK.”

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4. Repeat step 3 but with the horizontal value set to 500.

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5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, and you have your gradient.

2. Create custom brushes

MS Paint obviously comes with its set of brushes. Let us assume you are like me and feel you need a cooler brush. To create your custom brush:

1. Select the pencil tool, then draw a small textured brush in whatever color you desire.

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2. Next, select the image you drew and turn transparency on.

3. Hold Shift and drag it around.

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3. Invert Colors on Images

This is one of the easiest tricks to perform using MS Paint. To invert colors:

1. Open your image with paint.

2. Click the “Select” menu and pick either “rectangular selection” or the “free-form selection.”

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3. Select the portion of the image where you need to invert the colors, and right click on it.

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4. Select the “invert colors” option.

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4. Trace an Image in Paint

This is a trick I personally find interesting.

1. Open the desired picture with MS Paint.

2. Trace over the image using the pencil tool. You could use the brush tool also, but this method will work better using the pencil tool.

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3. Highlight the entire image using the “select all” option of the selection tool and then invert the colors. This process can not be undone.

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4. Navigate to “File -> Properties,” and change the color to “Black and White.”

How to use microsoft paint 3d

How to use microsoft paint 3d

5. Highlight the image, and invert the colors once more. Navigate to “File -> Properties” and change color code to “Color.”

How to use microsoft paint 3d

5. Change the brush size

Of all the mentioned hacks, this is the easiest and the most handy. To change the size of a brush:

1. Select the brush tool that you want to use.

2. Hold down Ctrl and tap the “Numpad Plus Button.” Each tap increases the size of the brush.

How to use microsoft paint 3d

3. To reduce the size, hold down Ctrl and tap the “Numpad Minus Button.” Each tap reduces the size of the brush.

Conclusion

When in search of a free image creation software, you usually turn to GIMP or perhaps Paint.net, but Microsoft paint might just be able to do a bit more than it is given credit for.

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