This is a guide to unlocking Harvey's Island, a location in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn how to take photos with other Villagers and amiibos in Photopia, Harvey's photo studio.
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After a few days of gameplay, Harvey will appear near Resident Services. It's not currently known if there is any condition needed to make Harvey appear, but he should show up upon simply playing the game as normal.
When you talk to him, he'll give you access to his island. You'll be able to access Harvey's Island from the airport at any time from this point on.
After you've met Harvey on your island, you'll be able to visit his Island from the airport. Simply go to the airport and select I wanna fly. -> Visit Harv's Island.
The only feature accessible on Harvey's Island is Photopia, an in-game photo booth. Photopia allows players to use their Villagers and amiibos as models to pose for staged photos.
The Photopia interface is a bit confusing to navigate. This List of Controls is designed to help understand how to use each of the various features available in Photopia.
First, you will want to open Arrangement Mode to add and arrange all the props and models before taking a photo.
|D-Pad Down||Open Arrangement Mode|
|D-Pad Up||Change lighting|
In addition, you are recommended to use ZL -> Camera to open the Camera app and take pictures without the UI blocking the foreground.
Each of the below commands assume you are already in Arrangement Mode.
|Left Control Stick||Select Prop or Model|
|Right Control Stick||Adjust Camera|
|D-Pad Right||Open list of Props & Models|
|A (after selecting)||Rotate Prop or Model|
|Y (after selecting)||Remove Prop or Model|
|X (after selecting)||Decorate Props or Change Models' Clothing|
|ZR (after selecting)||Choose Models' Reaction|
|B||Exit Arrangement Mode|
All your Villagers are accessible to use as models in Photopia. In Arrangement Mode, press Right on the D-Pad and go to the far-right selection to find the list of Models.
You can also bring amiibos to pose in your Photopia photos! To bring an amiibo into your photo, hit Down on the D-pad to enter Arrangement Mode, and you'll be able to scan an amiibo using the Right Control Stick. You'll be able to see the amiibo icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen indicating that you can scan an amiibo.
Unfortunately, not all Animal Crossing amiibos are compatible with New Horizons, but you are able to use most Villagers and Special Characters in your photos.
You can choose from any of the clothing you've gotten up to this point to give your models a style that fits with your photo. However, Harvey mentions that Villagers won't wear clothing that doesn't suit them. It doesn't seem that Villagers will reject particular items, but as most Villagers don't actually wear pants, these clothes are not available to select for them.
You can have your Villagers use any of the Reaction which you have currently unlocked. Don't just stand there – set each of your Models with a pose to make a unique photo!
You can use any piece of furniture you've collected so far and use it in Photopia as a prop. You're also free to use any wallpaper and flooring you've collected to change the mood of your photo. You can also have your models sit in chairs as part of their pose!
You can change the design of any of your Props without needing a Customization Kit. Just press X to choose any available color for any of your Furniture!
Once you've got everything together, smile for the Camera! Use the Camera app by leaving Arrangement Mode and pressing ZL -> Camera. This will allow you to move around the camera easily with the D-Pad and the Right Control Stick to prime your perfect photo.
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|Harvey's Island & Photopia||-|
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