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2.4 Overrides

Learn how to bring flexibility to your Symbols and make the most of them with overrides. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to take consistent elements in your design and customize them for different scenarios.

Key learnings

  • With overrides, you can change the content inside an individual Symbol instance without changing its Source or affecting any other instance of it.

  • Whenever you select a Symbol, you’ll find its overrides in the Design tab of the Inspector.

  • If you want to override something in an individual layer inside a Symbol, double-click to dive down into a Symbol instance and select layers within it.

Lesson files

  • How do you duplicate a document?

    To duplicate a document to your Workspace, click on Three dots in the top bar and choose Duplicate to My Drafts. Have fun!


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Joseph Todaro

Head of Video at Sketch

Joseph is our Head of Video at Sketch. He brings over a decade of product, design, and education experience. Before joining Sketch, he was a Senior Product Designer at InVision and was also responsible for the design education courses for InVision Studio and DSM.

While designing in-flight entertainment software at Fuse IFX, he migrated his team to Sketch – a tool that would go on to change the way he works. Eventually, he founded as a side project to share his knowledge and passion for the tool.

Joseph currently teaches UI and UX design at the Laguna College of Art and Design. He continues to share resources with the design community through projects like,, and

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