Creating shapes and objects is just the start of the process with Microsoft’s Paint 3D. The fun comes from adding the finishing touches — lighting, textures, and shapes — that help to bring your artwork to life.
Textures offer a prime example. From a simple cylinder, we now create something resembling a tree stump… resembling being the key word.
- Open Paint 3D and press New to start a new project.
- Start by placing an object on the board. If you don’t know how to do that, we’ve got a tutorial here. The TL;DR version is this: click the 3D shapes icon in the top menu and select any object from the sidebar. This will suffice for this tutorial, as will adding your own artwork from a previous project.
- Select the Sticker icon from the menubar at the top. It’s the circle icon that looks like one side is being pulled away from the surface.
- In the sidebar, choose the icon to the right of the smiley face under the Stickers heading. This will bring up the texture menu.
- Click any texture, and then click again on your object to place it.
- Grab any corner to resize the texture to fit the object. You can also rotate it or flip it from here if you’d rather position it at a different angle.