Sketch Tricks for Designers

10 Sketch Tricks for Designers

I’ve been using Sketch for quite awhile now and I absolutely love it. So I thought I’d put together a couple of tricks that I use on a daily basis that helped me become better and faster in Sketch.

Peter Assentorp
Feb 6, 2015 · 4 min read

1. Copy Styles between layers

⌘+OPTION+C
⌘+OPTION+V

Copy styles between layers instead of copy and pasting color codes.

2. Move layers up and down

⌘+[
⌘+] (non-english keyboard: ⌘+OPTION+8 / ⌘+OPTION+9)

Easily move layers up and down with ⌘+ALT+↑ or ↓ arrow. Instead of drag and drop

3. Color Picker

CTRL+C

Use the built-in Color Picker in Sketch to grab any color visible on your screen.

4. Set different Corner Radiuses

0;10;10;0

Type in radius like 0;10;10;0 to only have rounding on certain corners. Screenshot is a bit out of date as sketch has changed this behaviour in on of their latest updates.

5. Symbols. Change one thing
— it changes everywhere.

The Create Symbol icon
Symbols: Change one thing — It’s changed everywhere. Screenshot is out of date.
Create Symbols by clicking here in the toolbar

6. Customize your toolbar

Right-Click on the toolbar to customize it.

Right-click on the toolbar to customize it!
How your toolbar could look.

7. Live Preview your Designs
on your iOS Devices.

Open Sketch Mirror on your iPhone or iPad and preview your designs

8. SocialSizes.io

9. Presentation time!

⌘+.

Use “⌘+.” to go to fullscreen presentation mode.

10. Record a video of your iPhone or iPad screen

This is not a Sketch trick but it’s still nice to know…

Image taken from 9to5mac.com

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Freelance UX Designer. Owner of Sportmonda.dk / .se / .de and .nl

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