Sketch Tutorial

Get Started with Slice for Sketch

Setting up a modular design system.

Bunin Dmitriy
Aug 7, 2019 · 5 min read
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Guide contents:

  1. 👀 Overview
  2. 📦 Installation
  3. 🎨 Changing Colors
  4. ✏️ Changing Fonts
  5. 🔪 Using components
  6. 🧩 Naming and Extending

1. Overview

Now that you know the concept, let’s make it work. 💪

2. Installation

Slice entirely relies on the use of libraries as modules. To use Slice properly, you first need to add the Slice Sketch files as libraries. There are two options for accomplishing this:

  1. Batch adding files. Open the Sketch preference menu and drag all library files into the Libraries tab.
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3. Changing Colors

The Core file contains all the styles that are synced with other libraries. This makes global changes to the system super fast, here are two ways for updating colors:

Manually

Open the Core file, and navigate to the Shared Styles page, select and update the desired colors.

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Using Find and Replace

Change colors globally by running Edit → Find and Replace Color, choose a color you want to update, and hit Replace.

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4. Changing Fonts

Changing the font family will affect each library and each system component, which will allow you to transform the whole system in just a few clicks ultimately.

  1. Hold key and select the desired text group;
  2. Make changes either to the entire font or individual styles;
  3. Click on Update Text Styles, and Save;
  4. Now, open the library files and pull the newly updated text styles. You should be able to preview all components changes before the update.
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5. Using Components

Slice provides a wide range of building blocks, allowing you to combine and use them at your discretion.

6. Naming and Extending

Slice provides you with a reliable and straightforward naming convention that you can easily extend and use with your team through the following naming principles:

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