In Sketch, 99% of the time, when I want to export something, I only want to export the current group or layer. However, whenever I select "Make Exportable", I have to:

  1. Find the slice layer at the very top of the layer stack
  2. Manually drag it into its group, creating a single-layer group if there is only one layer I want to export
  3. Check "Export Group Contents Only"

before I can export just that group or layer. Is there really no faster way to do this?


Have you tried the Slice (S) Tool?

With it you can draw a frame on the canvas which exports the visible content which lies under it.

Sketch slice feature


I'm used to dragging a group onto desktop to export a PNG file.

  • Welcome to GD.SE. That is indeed the fastest way! If you want to know more about the site, please see the help center. Keep contributing and enjoy the site! – Luciano Mar 21 '17 at 12:47

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