Custom Designs Portal - How to Share Custom Designs Online | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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Learn how to share custom designs using the Custom Designs Portal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to also learn about saving custom designs from other players, and how to scan QR codes from previous Animal Crossing games.

How to Share Custom Designs

Rules for Sharing Custom Designs

  • You can share up to 120 designs.
  • If you delete a design on your Custom Designs catalog, it will remain in the portal which can still be accessed online.
  • Your uploaded designs will stay available unless you delete it directly from the portal.

One of the frequently-asked questions when uploading custom designs online is, "Can I delete my shared design?", and the answer is yes.

Your design will remain accessible online until you decide to delete the design directly from the portal.

How to Upload a Custom Design

Requirements
  • Able Sisters tailor shop
  • Nintendo Switch Online Membership
  • Internet connection
1 Access the Custom Designs Portal.
2 Select "Post".
3 Your Creator ID will be created, if you do not have one yet.
4 Select the design to post.
5 The Design ID will be generated.

1. Access the Custom Designs Portal

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The Custom Designs Portal can be found inside the Able Sisters Tailor Shop, on the upper right side beside the fitting room.

2. Select "Post"

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You will be shown a selection of options. Select Post to share a custom design.

3. Your Creator ID will be Created

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If you choose to post a custom design for the first time, you will be given a Creator ID. You can also view your Creator ID from your passport.

Other players can view your catalog of custom designs by searching for your Creator ID.

4. Select the Design to Post

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Select the design you want to post. You can choose from Custom Designs and Custom Pro Designs.

5. The Design ID is Created

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The Design ID of the custom design will be generated. You can share your design on social media by posting the photo of your custom design, which includes the Design ID and your Creator ID.

You can also share your designs with us in the Custom Design Share Board. We would love to see your creations!
Custom Design Share Board (217)

How to Search and Save Custom Designs

Requirements
  • Able Sisters tailor shop
  • Nintendo Switch Online Membership
  • Internet connection
1 Access the Custom Designs Portal.
2 Search using Creator ID or Design ID.

1. Access the Custom Designs Portal

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The Custom Designs Portal can be found inside the Able Sisters Tailor Shop, on the upper right side beside the fitting room.

2. Search for Custom Designs

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To save custom designs from other players, you can search using the Creator ID or the Design ID.

As of the ver 1.4.0 update, you can now search for designs through a Criteria Search. Yuo can also search for designs from users that you have tagged as favorites.

Creator ID View and save from the player's catalog of custom and pro custom designs.
Design ID View and save a specific custom design.
Criteria Search Enter the design name and type of clothing and browse through a selection of creations.

Save or Report a Design

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You can choose to save a custom design to your catalog. You can also report a custom design if it violates the rules and regulations of custom design sharing.

You Cannot Edit Someone Else's Custom Design

You cannot edit the custom designs of other players. You can only wear them or place them on the ground.

How to Scan QR Codes

Download Custom Designs from Past Games

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You can download custom designs from past games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer through NookLink!

Requirements
  • Nintendo Switch Online Membership
  • NookLink app
  • Internet connection

How to Save Designs Using NookLink

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1 Launch the Nintendo Switch Online app and select NookLink.
2 Select Custom Designs.
3 Scan the custom design's QR code using your phone's camera.
4 Open the Custom Designs app from your NookPhone.
5 Press the + button to download and save the custom design to your catalog.

NookLink is available through the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. Check our guide to learn more.
NookLink Features and How to Download

What Can You Do in the Custom Designs Portal?

View Posted Designs

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You can view all the custom designs you've posted for sharing.

Save or Delete Designs

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You can save a custom design to your catalog in the Custom Designs app. You can also opt to delete a custom design, and it cannot be saved by other players anymore.

Requirements to Share Custom Designs

Able Sisters Tailor Shop

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The Custom Designs Portal is available to use once you have unlocked the Able Sisters Tailor Shop.

If you still don't have it, you can check our guide for help!
How to Unlock the Able Sisters Tailor Shop

Nintendo Switch Online Membership

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A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use online services in the game.

View the official Nintendo website to learn more about plans and prices.
Pricing Plans - Nintendo Switch Online

Internet Connection

You will need to connect to the internet before you can use this service.

How to Make Custom Designs

Access from Your NookPhone

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You can create custom designs using the Custom Designs app on your NookPhone, available from the start of the game.

You can also upgrade to the Custom Design Pro Editor to unlock more features such as clothing variation and the ability to edit colors from palettes.

How to Create Custom Designs & Use the Custom Design Pro Editor

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5 Anonymous4 months

I wanna know, if you post a design online, and someone downloads it, can you delete it and they still have it? Or does it get removed for them as well?

4 Mwezie4 months

>>2 I did that and now I have an extra space! Not sure how many I can save in the portal though.

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      Thank you Danika. I remember one of my villagers gave me a fake warrior and then a real painting. After that, they are giving me only clothes lol

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