5 Very Special, 10 Sketch Tips

To be more efficient and to learn some some of the deep mechanisms of the Sketch app.

Emin Inanc Unlu
Feb 2, 2016 · 4 min read
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1. Copy from the Past into the Present or Vice Versa

Undo > Copy > Redo > Paste

Copy > Undo > Paste

2. Selecting “Groups” at Various Depths

Select a sibling by holding ⌘ > Select the group > Unselect the sibling

Right click > Select the group (even works while selecting multiple items by holding ⇧)

Use the filter for multiple deep selections

3. Gathering Scattered Layers

Select layers > Click-hold-drag to the place you want

Select layers > Group > Ungroup

4. Prevent False Center Aligning

Align to the left or the right first and then to the center

5. Line Direction or Path Order

Create the line with the intended direction, here upwards

To change the line direction quickly: Decrease the width of the line until it becomes zero by using (⇧ +) arrow up / down keys and then Increase the width back

6. Adding to Other End of the Path

Select > Layer Menu > Paths > Reverse Order > Add the Point

7. Distribute Layers

8. Collapse Group or Artboard with Alt Click

9. Quick Zoom In and Out

Zoom In: hold Z + click. Zoom Out: hold Z ++ click.

10. Quickly Change the Opacity of the Layers

Select the Layer > Use Number Buttons (0–9)

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Emin Inanc Unlu

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Product designer and prototype developer. Likes traveling, nature, photography and sharing — www.emin.space

Design + Sketch

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Emin Inanc Unlu

Written by

Product designer and prototype developer. Likes traveling, nature, photography and sharing — www.emin.space

Design + Sketch

The best collection of articles, tips, tutorials, and stories on designing and prototyping with Sketch and beyond

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