How to create a component in Figma
A step by step tutorial on creating a component in Figma, through the demonstration of a menu button.
Step One: Select Frame
On the top left, select Region Tools and then select Frame from the pop up that appears.
Step Two: Draw & size your Frame
Draw a frame in the canvas and set its properties on the menu on the right hand side.
Step Three: Rename Frame
Double click on the Frame name and rename it.
Step Four: Remove the fill
On the menu on the right hand, select '-' under fill to remove the frame color.
Step Five: Convert to a Figma component
Select the diamond composed of four squares on the center of the top bar to convert your frame into a Figma component.
Step Six: Illustrate your component
Illustrate your component as you wish. Our example shows how to make a menu 'hamburger' button.
Step Seven: Copy your component
On Mac press cmd + c and cmd + v or option + shift + drag to copy your component.
On Windows, press control + c and control + v or control + shift + drag to copy your component.
Step Eight: Change a property to verify it changes on the copy
To verify that your component works as expected, alter a property in the design menu on the right. It should change in real time. In our case, we selected the frame and changed a selection color from white to maroon.
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