This tutorial is for metallic text, but you can simply substitute the black and grey colours to make regular 3D text.

Step 1

Open up a new image in PSP.

Step 2

Click the ‘Text’ tool in the menu, and change the settings at the top of your screen to these (but any font and size):

Metallic and 3D Text Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 3

Choose the ‘fill’ and ‘stroke’ colours in your colour palette. The fill should be a shade of grey, and the outline should be a darker shade or black.

Metallic and 3D Text Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 4

Now click anywhere on your image, and the text box should appear. Type whatever you want and press ‘Apply’. To position it on your image, simply drag it across (click, hold and drag anywhere within the floating dotted lines).

Step 5

It should look something like this so far:

Metallic and 3D Text Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 6

Press the ‘F8’ key to show your ‘Layers Palette’ if you don’t already have it up. Now right click the part which says ‘Floating Selection’ and choose ‘Promote Section to Layer’. It should look like this:

3D and Metallic Text Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 7

Go to ‘Effects’ > ‘3D Effects’ > ‘Inner Bevel’, and change your settings to match mine:

3D and Metallic Text Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 8

Press ‘Ctrl’ on your keyboard and hold the key down whilst you press ‘D’ to deselect your image. Then save! You don’t have to use the settings I used – experiment! Here’s my finished result: