ooo, that was so long ago but i’ll try and explain it step by step for you!
first you need to take a screenshot of your town map through miiverse — talk to isabelle and tell her you want to tear down a pwp and she’ll show you the map!
after you’ve uploaded it on miiverse and saved it to your computer you should crop it in your preferred photo editing program — make sure it’s evenly squared too.
it’ll look something like this..
now you go to this site http://www.thulinma.com/acnl/ and convert the image you got and choose the option with 40 colors!
you’ll have something like this which you’ll use as your outline.
now comes the tedious part — cleaning it up. you can either do touch-ups on the site itself like i did or just go right ahead and create a design in-game and do it as u go. it’s good to look back at your map now and then to make sure everything is where it is.
here’s what my map looked like afterwards…
it might look super odd but it will look fine once you’ve copied it into your DS and put it on the sign. hope this was clear enough, i might have missed something so if you have any questions, feel free to ask! good luck!
You can also get you town map by talking to Isabel about demolishing a town project as your town map will appear on the top screen (you won’t need to demolish a project to get it).
You guys. Go see How to Train Your Dragon 2 this weekend, then come to the How to Train your Dragons 2 show next week!! It’ll have a tonne of artwork by artists from Dreamworks, including the above by James Baxter, Nico Marlet, Johane Matte (who made a badass comic you can get at the gallery), Megan Nicole Dong, Le Tang, Joe Pitt, and myself. June 21 @ Gallery Nucleus.