Sketch Tutorials

“I didn’t know Sketch could do that!”

Here are some tricks for enhancing your Sketch workflow and impressing your designer friends at the coffee shop

Jon Moore
Jon Moore
Feb 2, 2017 · 5 min read
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1. Drag-and-Drop to Replace a Shape Fill

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“Beep bop boop beep beep beep.” — R2D2

2. Drag-and-Drop to Override a Symbol Photo

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This one is particularly handy for swapping photos in a list of users. Check out http://www.diverseui.com for user photos.

3. Resizable Photo Captions

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I had to look at my MacBook to see if I had to capitalize the “B” in MacBook.

4. Drag-and-Drop Designs to Slack

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Definitely don’t read our chat.

5. Use a Photo as a Text Fill

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I discovered this completely by accident, just like when I discovered the milk had gone bad in the fridge.

6. Snap Text to a Path

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Saved you a Google search: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DE5a80I8EU

7. Super Custom Typography

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This is actually quite handy for setting those quick stat numbers on your dashboard to be monospaced for easier reading.

8. Perfect Card Grids

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But seriously, Playfair Display is a gorgeous typeface.


UX Power Tools

A publication for designers, written by designers.

Jon Moore

Written by

Jon Moore

Principal Design Partner at www.innovatemap.com in Indianapolis, and co-founder of www.uxpower.tools. Contact me at 1jonmoore@gmail.com.

UX Power Tools

A publication for designers, written by designers.

Jon Moore

Written by

Jon Moore

Principal Design Partner at www.innovatemap.com in Indianapolis, and co-founder of www.uxpower.tools. Contact me at 1jonmoore@gmail.com.

UX Power Tools

A publication for designers, written by designers.

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