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Adding text to a Paint Builder project

You can add your own custom text on your Paint Builder projects by clicking the Add Text button from the tools menu.

From the Insert Text menu that appears, you can type the text you wish, choose a font, and assign some appearance settings that you can edit and change later. Click Create to insert the text onto your project.

Customizing and editing a text layer in Paint Builder

After inserting text onto your Paint Builder project, you can use the sidebar Properties panel to make adjustments to the text layer’s appearance.

  • Opacity: Change the transparency of the layer

  • Visibility: Hide or show the selected layer

  • Locking: Lock the layer to prevent accidental movement or changes

Rename the selected layer by entering a new name at the top of the sidebar properties panel, just above the General group.

  • Font: Select or change the font used.

  • Font Color: Change the fill color of the text.

  • Font Size: Change the size of the font. (Though, in some cases, you may find you’d rather change the size of the layer by using the Scale options in the Size panel.)

  • Stroke Color: Change the color of the outline around the text.

  • Stroke Width: Change the width of the outline around the text, or set to 0 to remove the stroke.


Manually set the size of the text layer. You can also use the handles on the canvas area to change the size.

The Scale values are percentages of the layer’s Font Size value in the Font panel. Layout and appearance of the text may vary depending on how you resize your font layers; experiment and see what works best for you.

The lock button in between the two Scale inputs toggles locking and unlocking of proportions. If proportions are locked, any changes made to sizing will retain the text layer’s current aspect ratio. If they’re unlocked, you can adjust the height and width independently.

If editing via the layer’s handles on the canvas area, you can hold Shift while dragging to temporarily change this option.


Manually set the positioning of the layer on the canvas. You can also click and drag the layer on the canvas.

You can also use your keyboard’s arrow keys (or Shift + arrow keys to go faster) to reposition the selected layer on the canvas.

  • Rotation: The value in degrees that the layer is rotated from its original rotation.

  • Rotate Left: Rotate the selected layer 90 additional degrees to the left.

  • Rotate Right: Rotate the selected layer 90 additional degrees to the right.

  • Flop: Mirror/reflect the selected layer horizontally.

  • Flip: Mirror/reflect the selected layer vertically.

You can also use the rotation handle to rotate the selected layer on the canvas.


Distort the selected layer by slanting it on either its X or Y axis. A little bit goes a long way!

  • Shadow Color: The color of the outer glow or shadow on the selected layer. Remove the color fill to disable the shadow.

  • Opacity: The visibility & transparency of the shadow. Higher opacity is more visibility.

  • Shadow Blur: The density of the shadow. A low number will display an almost solid shadow, while a higher number will blur the shadow further from the layer, creating almost an airbrush effect behind the layer.

  • Offset: Change the positioning of the shadow relative to the layer.