How to Make Flower Patches | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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We just can't get enough of flowers! Learn how to create your own flower patch designs using the Custom Design Editor in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to see different designs that you can place on your island!

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How to Create a Flower Patch

Resulting Look

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A simple flower path that any beginner custom design creator can make. This only takes up 1 custom design slot, so feel free to make variations of this design!

Steps to Create a Flower Patch

First, make sure that the canvas is clear. Use the transparent option and fill in the canvas.
Use red to draw the base of the petals. Each petal is 3x3 in size.
Use orange to outline the flower.
Use yellow to draw the center of the flower. The base of the flower is complete!
Change red to your main color.
Hue: 1st from the left
Vividness: 6th from the left
Brightness: 1st from the right
Change orange to a lighter color
Hue: 1st from the left
Vividness: 5th from the left
Brightness: 1st from the right.
Change yellow.
Hue: 6th from the left
Vividness: 7th from the left
Brightness: 1st from the right
Draw more flowers using the same method. Draw smaller ones if you'd like.
Check if you are satisfied, and the flower patch is complete!

How to Change Colors on a Palette

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1 In the tools section, select Change Color.
2 Select a color with the L and R button and adjust the sliders as needed.

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How to Create Flower Patches (Advanced)

Cross-Shaped Flowers

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This design is similar to the basic flower design introduced above. We will just add a little bit of more work to it.

Custom Design Editor Drawing

The flower has 4 petals, but in an X-shape manner. When the flowers are complete, we will just add a greenish-black shadow under the flowers so it blends in with green grass.

Gradient Flowers

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The flower design is similar to the basic design, but we will just add a few more warm colors in between.

Custom Design Editor Drawing

The key to this design is to use adjacent warm colors in order to achieve a smooth gradient. Play around with colors to match your island style!

Flower Path

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This design is more complex, but it is also the most realistic-looking one. You can place in on the ground and make it a path, or you can also place this on edges of actual paths as design.

Custom Design Editor Drawing

The dots in the drawing are more tedious to do, but it is satisfying when you complete it. You can use the image above as reference, and do not forget to look at the preview on the lower-left edge of the screen to see how your design looks!

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