How Do I Angle a Sentence on Microsoft Paint?

By Kevin Lee

When seeking outside-the-box graphic design ideas, don't forget to consider non-traditional shapes and text. Perfectly aligned objects and horizontal sentences appear everywhere in print and on the Web. Circular text and even rotated words may catch your eye, especially when you see text slanted at an angle near a logo. Microsoft Paint rotates text. However, it only has two rotational angles -- 90 degrees and 180 degrees. Using Paint's "Skew" tool, you can slant your text at other angles and produce the effect you desire.

Step 1

Launch Paint, and create a new document.

Step 2

Click the "Text" tool at the top of Paint's window, and then click anywhere on the canvas. A box appears in the location you clicked.

Step 3

Type a sentence in the box, and then click the "Home" tab to display that tab's controls.

Step 4

Click "Resize" to open the "Resize and Skew" window. Locate the "Horizontal" and "Vertical text boxes in the "Skew" section at the bottom of this window.

Step 5

Type "12" in both text boxes, and then click "OK." Paint slants the text at a small angle.

Step 6

Click the "Select" tool to activate it. Select a point outside the sentence, hold down your left mouse button and drag the mouse to draw a rectangle around the sentence.

Step 7

Press "Ctrl" and "C" to copy the sentence. Click "Crop." Paint crops away everything outside the selected text. Save the image and use it anywhere you need to display rotated text.

Tips & Warnings

  • Enter higher values in the "Horizontal" and "Vertical" text boxes to increase the angle at which a sentence rotates. Decrease the values to create more subtle rotational effects.