How to Use Stickers and Text in Paint 3D

Customize your canvas with fun stickers and 3D text

Paint 3D has several options when it comes to using stickers for your artwork. With just a few adjustments, you can literally stamp fun shapes, stickers, and textures to have them instantly appear on your canvas or model.

The text tool included in Paint 3D is also really easy to use. While you can make all the standard text customizations like bold or underline, change the color, or create large/small text, Paint 3D also lets you create 3D text that can pop out of the image or even be planted directly onto a 3D object.

Tip: See How to Create a 3D Drawing in Microsoft Paint 3D if you're new to building your project from scratch. Otherwise, you can learn more about opening local 3D and 2D images, or downloading models from Remix 3D, in our How to Insert & Paint 3D Models in Paint 3D guide.

Paint 3D Stickers

Screenshot showing a Paint 3D sticker of a sun

The stickers in Paint 3D are found under the Stickers menu at the top. Choosing that will show a new menu on the right side of the program.

Paint 3D stickers come in the form of shapes like lines, curves, squares, stars, etc.; traditional stickers like a cloud, swirl, rainbow, and facial features; and surface textures. You can also make your own stickers from an image.

Stickers can be added to the 2D canvas as well as to 3D models, and the process is the same for both...

Click or tap a sticker from any of those categories and then draw it directly onto the canvas to access the selection box like you see in the image above.

From there, you can resize and reposition the sticker, but it's not finalized until you hit the stamp button on the right side of the box.

If you click or tap the Make 3D button before stamping, the shape, sticker, or texture won't be stuck to the 2D canvas but instead float off of it like other 3D objects.

Paint 3D Text

Screenshot showing 2D and 3D text in Paint 3D

The text tool, accessed through the Text icon from the top menu, is where you can make 2D and 3D text in Paint 3D.

After choosing one of the text tools, click and drag anywhere on the canvas to open a text box that you can write in. The text options to the right let you change the text type, size, color, alignment within the box, and more.

The 2D text tool also lets you add a background fill color to instantly add color behind the text.

Use the selection box to rotate the text and adjust the size and position of the box to customize where the text can flow. If using 3D text, you can also position it in a 3D manner, like behind or in front of other 3D objects.

With both 2D and 3D text, click outside the selection box to save the changes.

Note: The size, type, style, and color of text can be manipulated on a per-character basis. This means you can highlight part of a word to have just that selection changed.