How to Create a Stone Path | How to Make Stepping Stones | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

ACNH - How to Make Stepping Stones
Give your island a natural look with a stone path by using stepping stones in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH).

Read on to learn how you can create your own stone path design using the Custom Design Editor, as well as see other stone path designs.

How to Create a Stone Path with Stepping Stones

Resulting Look

ACNH - Stepping Stones Resulting Look
This stone path design is perfect for those who want to create a Japanese-style island. Stepping Stones only needs one design pattern and beginners can easily create it.

Steps to Create Stepping Stones

1
Fill the canvas with transparent color.
2
Using red, draw 3 circles as the base of the stones.
3
Use orange to draw lines at the bottom of the stones to create depth.
4
Use yellow to create the first texture.
5
Use light green to create the second texture.
6
Use green to draw in the shadow of the stones.
7
Change red to gray.
Hue: 1st from the left
Vividness: 1st from the left
Brightness: 7th from the left
8
Change orange to dark gray.
Hue: 1st from the left
Vividness: 1st from the left
Brightness: 7th from the left
9
Change yellow to dark gray.
Hue: 1st from the left
Vividness: 1st from the left
Brightness: 6th from the right
10
Change light green to light gray.
Hue: 1st from the left
Vividness: 1st from the left
Brightness: 5th from the right
11
Change green to the shadow color.
Hue: 1st from the left
Vividness: 1st from the left
Brightness: 6th from the left
12
Check if you're satisfied and your stepping stones pattern is complete!

How to Change Colors in 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 Stepping Stones (Advanced)

Japanese-style Stepping Stones

ACNH - Stone Path - Japanese Style Stepping Stones
Using the steps you've learned, you can create a Japanese-style stone path with stepping stones perfect for a Japanese inspired island.

These stepping stones are characterized by its flat shape and glossy appearance.

Custom Design Editor Painting

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Three design patterns are needed to give these stepping stones its natural look. It has a darker color and it blends well with a grassy terrain.

Moon Stepping Stones

ACNH  - Stone Path - Moon Stones
This Moon Stones design is perfect for a fantasy-style island. Much like the Japansese-style Stepping Stones, you can lay this pattern on the ground and create a stone path.

Custom Design Editor Painting

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This pattern uses only four colors. The trick to creating a lighting effect is to add a dark color on the bottom left side of the pattern, giving it a cast shadow.

Colorful Stepping Stones

ACNH - Stone Path - Colorful Stepping Stones
This colorful design gives off a reflected surface effect and is ideal for dream-like islands. It is possible to create colorful shades but it is recommened to use only one color.

Custom Design Editor Painting

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Like the Japanese-style Stepping Stones, this also needs three design patterns in order to include the luster effect.

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