Sketch Guide | How to make scalable symbols | 4) Dropdown Menu | Creation Guideline

  • You only want to show 4 items only, but the symbol created with 6 items. In order to do it, detaching it from the symbol is the only solution.
Detaching from symbol to have the desired number of options for dropdown menu
  • Or you want to have hover or selected state in the design, you need to insert manually or even end up detaching it from the symbol to change the style 🤦‍♀️
Detaching from symbol to change background colour state
  • Hide/ Show options easily without detaching from the symbol
  • Change states to hover/ selected/ disabled easily without detaching from a symbol
Dropdown Menu anatomy

How to make a Dropdown Menu symbol

1. Make a symbol for the Option’s Background

2. Make a symbol for the Option

Setting for label
Setting for the Option symbol

3. Make a symbol for the Dropdown Menu

Setting for the Dropdown menu symbol

--

--

--

Product Designer who fancies Data Visualization — https://www.behance.net/thuychi199ad47

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Best tools to skyrocket your graphic design workflow

Choice of vehicle — part 2

Homework 3

Flying New: The Story of Our New Visual Identity

How The Squirrel Census team gets hundreds of volunteers together to count squirrels

Challenges in building mobile apps for India

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Chi Nguyen Thuy

Chi Nguyen Thuy

Product Designer who fancies Data Visualization — https://www.behance.net/thuychi199ad47

More from Medium

Changing Google Docs’ Default Styles

Week 4 — Habit Tracking App!

Adobe, Mondays, and building websites with tears

How Klarna internationalized its typography