Learn how to use the Custom Design Editor, as well as how to unlock the features on the Pro Editor upgrade in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to see how you can use and display your personal work on your character and on your island!
You can create custom designs using the Custom Designs app on your NookPhone. This app is available from the start of the game.
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.
*Floor preview added on the ver 1.4.0 update.
|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 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
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.
|List of Custom Designs|
|Clothes and Accesories||Face Paint|
|Paths, Floors and Ground||Signs and Decorations|
|How to Make Custom Designs|
|How to Make Custom Fireworks Designs||How to Make Wooden Paths|
|How to Make Brick Paths||How to Make Platforms|
|How to Make Dirt Paths | The Path||How to Make Tatami Mats|
|How to Make Seashell Paths||How to Make Sweets Floor Designs|
|How to Make Flowerbeds||How to Make Flower Patches|
|How to Make Tile Patterns||How to Make Stepping Stones|
|How to Make Large Stone Tiles and Slabs|
|Inspirational Dream Towns|
|Top Dream Addresses and Dream Towns|
|QR and Creator Code Sharing|
|Custom Design Share (219)|
|Dream Address Code Share Board (370)|
|Other Custom Design Guides|
|How to Use the Custom Design Pro Editor|
|How to Share Custom Designs Online|
|How to Use and Erase Face Paint|
|How to Customize Your Furniture, Phone, and Tools|
|List of Items Customizable with Custom Designs|
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