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How to Create a Carousel or Slide Photo Gallery in Sketch
How to Create a Carousel or Slide Photo Gallery in Sketch
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Written by Michal
Updated over a week ago

In this guide, we will create an Instagram-like sliding photo gallery in Sketch. 

There are many ways to achieve this, but here are the basics.


Step 1 : Setup Images

Set images horizontally, group them, and place them inside the Phone Mockup folder. 

Step 2: Create mask to display one image at a time

  1.  Create a Rectangle the same size of the carousel you want to create 

  2.  Place it under the Images Group you just created 

  3.  With the Rectangle layer and Images folder selected, click “Mask” in the toolbar

Step 3: Add Controls

  • These controls will trigger the interaction and change the images to the right or left.

  • Place these controls on top of the Images folder. 

Step 4: Select Phone Mockup folder and open it in the Interaction editor.

Step 5: Create a State for each image

In the Editor, place an image on every state by sliding the Image group to the left.

Step 6: Connect Images

Connect the control arrows to the previous or next image/state. 


  • Click Run Component on the Editor’s toolbar to preview interactions.

  • Back in Sketch, click Preview in Browser to Sync and Share your design with the world!

❗️Please note:

  • Due to the shift towards Figma in the UX/UI market, we have decided to remove official support for our Sketch plugin. However, users can still use the plugin as-is. We recommend using Anima with previous Sketch versions.

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