Tiny Techniques are bitesized design tricks to make you a better, faster designer in Sketch. Sometimes you’ll already be doing it…sometimes we’ll blow your mind.
Frankly, no one likes browsing their computer for images to use in a design.
Here are some fun little techniques you can do with images inside of Sketch to save you time, headache, and [probably] swearing.
- Drag and Drop Image Fill: Quickly replace an image fill by dragging an image into the image fill box. This works from just about anywhere…your desktop, the web, Slack, etc…
- Drag and Drop Image Override: Quickly override an image nested inside of a symbol by dragging a photo into the image override box.
- Copy and Paste Image Override: Override an image by pasting an image from your desktop. Simply copy an image from the web (or take a screenshot with Command+Shift+4 and hold Control to copy to your clipboard), then paste it onto the image override block.
- Repeating Pattern: Create one block of a pattern, then create a shape with a pattern fill. Use the drag-and-drop trick to add a repeating pattern fill by dragging the layer onto the image fill block.
When I’m not spending 4 hours browsing stock imagery for THE PERFECT ONE, I’m working on Sketch design tools at UX Power Tools to make you a better, more efficient designer.
Gurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently focusing on mobile app development and IoT.