Understand how to paint in 2D using Microsoft Paint 3D. In this video, George shows how to use the 2D paint tools in Paint 3D. He discusses how to get the most out of the tools by using a pressure-sensitive stylus, as well as how to select different tools and add color.
- [Instructor] Now let's take a look at how to draw in Paint 3D using the art tools. Now the art tools are found on this menu option here and when we select this you'll see that we have a number of different brushes. Now these brushes are pressure sensitive so if you have a pen that is pressure sensitive such as a surface pen or something similar, you'll be able to get the most out of these tools. Now these will work with the mouse. Now when we select these tools, we have a number of options. One is a thickness of the line.
We have opacity. We also have the type of surface onto which we're drawing. So we have matte, gloss, dull metal, and polished metal. And I'm going to leave this at Matte. Then we also have color so we can select any one of these standard colors or if we hit Add Color, we can use a color picker to fully customize our color. Now I'm going to go ahead and select the marker tool and let's go ahead and start drawing. So I'm going to go ahead and just draw, and as you can see, we've got a good interactivity.
Now some tools are more pressure sensitive than others. So for example the pencil tool I find to be the most pressure sensitive. And as you can see, if I press more, press harder, I'm going to get a more defined line. So a lighter line looks like that. If I press really hard, I'll get something like that. So I do have pressure sensitivity. So I can continue to draw. If I want to, I can change say the thickness of the line if I want and draw some more.
I'm going to go ahead and finish this little flower here. Now if we want we can also use other types of tools here. We have the calligraphy pen and I'm going to go ahead and change the color on that. And this is a pen that looks very similar to a straight line. So if I draw this and change the angle of my pen, you'll see that the line gets thinner and thicker.
Now we also have other tools here. We have the oil brush and I'm going to go ahead and change my color again here. And the oil brush, as you can see, it gets a very specific texture onto the scene. So that's a very specific effect. It's a great effect if you need it. We also have a watercolor brush which is a little bit more transparent, a little bit more pressure sensitive than a lot of brushes. And the crayon as well works very well with pressure sensitivities.
So this is a very light line, and this is a heavy line. We also have the pixel pen and that's actually kind of a nice pen because it hearkens back to the original Paint in that it is a pen that has no anti-aliasing, it's just pixels. So it's kind of a throwback to the original Paint. And then finally we also have a spray can which is very similar to water color with a little bit of a difference. Now in addition to this we also have an eraser tool.
So I can certainly erase anything that I drew. Now if I want to erase more than that, I can certainly select things and delete them. If I go in to select, left click and drag, I can highlight that and then just touch the delete key on my keyboard. Now finally we also have a paint bucket or a fill tool and I can again choose any color I want for that. And all I have to do is hold that over a closed area and I can fill it.
Now if I were to go say outside of this, I could fill all of this. And again, we also have undo if we want. So as you can see, these paint tools are very straightforward. They work great with a pressure sensitive pen if you have it. So go ahead and experiment with these and play with them and get familiar with these tools.
- Drawing 3D objects
- Painting on 3D objects
- Using stickers
- Working with text
- Adding effects
- Importing and exporting