Sketch

Keyboard shortcuts

Edit
Pick Color CONTROL + C
Insert
Vector V
Pencil P
Line L
Rectangle R
Oval O
Arrange
Rename Layer + R
View
Toggle Toolbar ALT + + T
Hide Layers and Inspector ALT + + 3
Presentation Mode + .
Toggle Grid CONTROL + G
Toggle Rulers CONTROL + R
Toggle Pixels CONTROL + P
Zooming
Quick check 100% while zoomed in SHIFT + ` (tilde)

Preferences

General

Fit layers and points to pixel bounds
Pixel-fit when resizing layers
Pixel-fit when aligning layers

Canvas

Animate zoom
Zoom in on selection
Zoom back to previous canvas position

Layers

Enable click-through for new groups
Offset duplicated layers
Rename duplicated layers
Strip text style when pasting

Plugins

Magic Mirror
Create perspective mockups.

SVGO Compressor
Core plugin to automatically compress exported SVG files.

Bitmap Compressor
Core plugin to manually compress exported JPG/PNG files.

Tricks

Peter Nowell: Harnessing vector awesomeness in Sketch

  • Use Layers > Paths > Reverse Order if joining paths gets weird.

Peter Nowell: Mastering the bezier curve in Sketch

  • Hold SHIFT while dragging a bezier point to constrain to 90 degree angles.
  • Hold while dragging a bezier point to ignore smart guides.

Resources