Personalize your character by learning how to create your own custom designs and see the features of unlocking the Custom Design Pro Editor in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH).
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You can create custom designs using the Custom Designs app on your NookPhone.
The design will look better if you specifically create it for an item: is it for a shirt, or face paint?
You can preview what it looks like on the specific item by selecting Swap Preview on the toolbar.
If you use the Custom Design Pro Editor, you will select a type of clothing to create a design for.
|Color Palette||There are 15 palettes to choose from, and each palette has 16 different colors.
Changing the color palette affects current colors on the canvas.
|Select Between Colors||You can rotate through the colors by pressing the L & R buttons.|
|Color Picker||To select a specific color on the canvas, point the cursor at the color and press the L & R buttons at the same time.|
|Change Color||Customize colors from a palette.
Only availble with the Custom Design Pro Editor upgrade.
|Pen||Pointer used for freehand drawing. Size is changeable.|
|Line Tool||Draw a line from point A to point B.|
|Rectangle Tool||Draw a rectangle outline from point A to point B.|
|Circle Tool||Draw a circle outline from point A to point B.|
|Fill||Change the color of a group of pixels to a different color.|
|Round Stamp||Draws a circle with fill and outline. Size is changeable.|
|Star Stamp||Draws a star with fill and outline. Size is changeable.|
|Heart Stamp||Draws a star with fill and outline. Size is changeable.|
Mess around by adjusting the sizes. You can change the sizes of the pen and the stamps.
|Fill All||Fills the whole canvas with a single color.|
|Drag Design||You can drag the design on the whole canvas by moving the left joystick. Note that you cannot undo this action.|
|Swap Preview||Swaps the current preview to top, face paint, and canvas.|
|Mirror Mode||Press the ZR button turn on Mirror Mode. This allows you to draw on one side and it will be mirrored to the other side. The mirror is always vertical.|
|Undo/Redo||You can undo or redo a single action by pressing the - button.|
Give your design a name! This can be viewed by other players so remember to put a proper name!
You can unlock the Custom Pro Editor after upgrading to Nook Miles+. You can redeem it for 800 Nook Miles.
It is definitely worth unlocking if you want to show your creativity to the world!
With Custom Design Pro Editor unlocked, you can create designs for a specific type of clothing.
|Custom Design Editor||Custom Design Pro Editor|
|6 Types of Tops
6 Types of Dresses
3 Types of Hats
|Tank top||Short-sleeve tee||Long-sleeve dress shirt|
|Sleeveless dress||Short-sleeve dress||Long-sleeve dress|
|Round dress||Balloon-hem dress||Robe|
|Brimmed cap||Knit cap||Brimmed hat|
You can customize each color from a palette by selecting Change Color. You can adjust the hue, vividness, and brightness.
For each type of clothing you choose, you can design all the sides of the item including the front, left sleeve, right sleeve, and back sides.
For the first time in the Animal Crossing series, you can wear a custom design as face paint. The design's canvas will be distributed to the character's forehead and cheeks.
You can even do facial features such as eyebrows, beauty marks, and freckles.
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You can put your designs on display as a painting or put it over a mannequin for others to see!
You can display your designs on the ground, which can be used as a ground pattern, or even use it as a path after unlocking the Island Designer app.
Inside your house, you can spread it in the room as a flooring or lay it down as a tile mat.
On the walls of your house, you can spread your design as a wallpaper, or you can display it on a canvas or on a hanger as a shirt.
You can share custom designs online after unlocking the Able Sisters tailor shop.
You can also save other players' custom designs, as well as designs from previous Animal Crossing games by scanning QR codes. Check out our guide to learn more.
Custom Designs Portal - How to Share Custom Designs Online
Check out our hand-picked custom design patters submitted by other users. Get the chance to have yours featured too!
|List of Custom Designs|
|Clothes||Paths, Floors and Ground||Signs and Decorations|
|Tips & Tricks||List of Tools||DIY|
|List of Fossils||List of Flowers||Characters|
|Events||Shops and Facilities|
|List of Bugs||List of Fish|
|Custom Designs||Message Boards|
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