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Questions tagged [sketch-app]

Questions about Bohemian Coding's Sketch.app, a vector-based interface (UI) design application for Mac OS X.

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Can you do animations within an artboard when using the Sketch Prototyping feature?

We're trying to do animations within a single artboard in Sketch for prototyping. Specifically, when a person clicks a button, we want the standard 'Share Sheet' to slide up from the bottom of the ...
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Why does Sketch prototyping sometimes scroll, but other times scale my artboards?

Still trying to wrap my head around Sketch and how it works. I have a bunch of PNG screenshots (iPhone 8 resolution so 750px wide, or 375@2x) and I want to build a quick click-through prototype in ...
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Why is the image always faded when it is inserted to sketch?

This might be too much simple question but I'm a sketch beginner so let me ask here. When I try to insert images to my sketch app, they're faded in white. I have googled but couldn't find the answer. ...
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Create automatic data text in sketch

I'm trying to make something like "data population" plugin, but without the plugin. With Data population I can use a group of information, not just a random name and a random email. I've tried this: ...
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Can we create sample screens for devices for sharing online in Adobe Xd?

This might seem a stupid question but I couldn't find any solutions on Google (maybe because I can't explain it better or maybe it has something to do with mockups). I know there are a lot of UI kits ...
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How can I draw the arrow in this icon?

How do I draw that arrow? I use scissors to cut out parts of the path but the end became pointy.
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Can't see what I'm typing in Sketch

Every time I type something, I can't see what I'm typing. It's always white with no fill.. Even if I set the font color to black, I still can't see my text when editing it.
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How do I flatten this logo with overlay blending mode in Sketch?

I made this logo, but I want to flatten it so that it's always the same no matter what the background color is. How do I do this? It consists of three ovals with the "overlay" blending mode. It's made ...
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How can I edit a symbol in context in Sketch?

In Sketch, I have two symbols that lock together like puzzle pieces. If I want to modify one, it takes me to an isolated view where I can no longer tell if my modifications are going over the bounds ...
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How can I move the bezier handle (not vertexs) in Sketch?

I can't find the name of the things which stick out of vertex to show what angle and strength the bezier is going to curve coming out, so I'm calling them bezier handles. Anyways, I keep getting ...
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Sketch face-to-face courses recommendation

I am a Senior Graphic Designer in South Africa looking to further my studies in UI/UX design. Is there a reputable institution in South Africa, Cape Town with lecturers that offer face-to-face courses ...
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Text Alignment lock in Sketch

Does anyone know why text Alignment can be locked?
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How do you vertically center multi-line text in another element in the Sketch app?

I wasn't able to snap a textbox with multiple lines to the center of a slice because it would only snap to the top line of text.
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Why are designs not done with a perfectly aligned grid and layout? [closed]

Why do so many designs have the grid and layout misaligned: Instead of having the Grid and Layout aligned: The majority of projects I have downloaded from sketch resources website, don't even use ...
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Need help for icons (leads/ customers) [closed]

I am designing an app/ web and have problems finding icons to represent: Leads Customers Icons are more for internal use rather than customer-facing. Anybody have experience or ideas please? Thank ...
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Sketch Layers Expanding

by some reasons my Sketch layers just kept expanding, even after I tried to fold them. I still cannot unfold those layers... Anyone knows how to fix it? Many thanks!
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Sketch: How to select only the contents of selected artboards

I'd like to be able to make a selection of artboards (let's say 20 of them), and make Sketch select only the objects inside of them, as opposed to artboards and objects together. It's for changing a ...
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How to achieve this effect in Photoshop with two pictures side by side

Trying to merge the two pictures (like in the picture), have tryed different brushes, nothimg seem to give anything similar. What do you use to get this effect? Thank you
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What are the differences between: Symbols libraries, kits, and sticker sheets?

I'm wondering what are the differences between symbols libraries, kits, and sticker sheets and how would I load them? For instance, I just download the inVision Form kit, but I can't seem to load it ...
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Steps to to handing off designs to engineers

I work as a UX/UI Designer at a small startup right now. My background is in design with some front end work. I'm not sure our process for handing off files to developers is the most efficient and ...
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How to get rid of background on exportable symbols in Sketch?

I have a symbol in sketch which I need to export. Whenever I make it exportable, it generates a large rectangular background to the symbol, which is not what I want. I want the symbol only as a png ...
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Insert multiple symbols in Sketch

Is there any plugin used to insert multiple symbols (external library symbols) to one artboard, rather than do it manually one by one? Thank you!
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What is slice tool and what are practical ways to use them?

This is a noob question, and I've looked for answers on the internets about the slice tool in Sketch. I understand it is a type of layer, but I don't understand why and when they're used. Other ...
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Sketch: Copy & Modify Symbol Instance

Is there a way to quickly jump between symbol instances such that if I duplicate e.g. 5 symbol instances and then have to override values for each of them, I don't have to move my hands from the ...
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Sketch: Text on Path in Symbol not working

I have created a shape with a text wrapped around it. All works well. I then created a symbol from that: But when used, the layout breaks! If I detach, all is well again. Any ideas would be greatly ...
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Dimensions for designing a website

I have three related questions: When it comes to deciding on the dimensions for responsive web design, who calls the shots at a digital agency? Is it the visual designer, developer, product owner or ...
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How to combine icon + fill to export icon in sketch

I am new to sketch. I got handed a sketch document and trying to export icons included in the file. This is what the folder looks like You can see there are icons and Fills. On the sketch file it ...
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Sketch vector lines don't scale

My logo is composed only of vector lines. Its dimensions are 1051 x 194. When I Layer > Transform > Scale the logo to a smaller size (eg 170 x 32), some of the lines disappear; in particular the ...
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Creating pencil style strokes/lines in Sketch

I’m trying to recreate a pencil style stroke in Sketch, akin to the pencil brush in Illustrator, has anybody been able to do this or know of a plugin that would assist? I’m using Sketch for ...
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Is there a Sketch plugin to offset a path?

Illustrator has a great feature called "Offset Path". When you apply it, you first enter a number in a dialog, and then it generates a new path that is perfectly parallel to the original, either ...
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Image gets squished when overriding in a symbol in Sketch App

I have symbol that contains a profile photo that is masked into a circle shape. And to create a list of them, I would use the Override Image feature. However, if the image is not of the same aspect ...
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Align text content left and right within the same layer

I am pulling a lot of data from a Word document into Sketch, and would like to know whether its possible to align parts of a text layer both left and right, without having to separate them on ...
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Changing symbol's instance

I have a sidebar in my project with 5 icons and I want to active only one of them in every page. I defined the sidebar as a symbol. Is there a way to select the active icon in every page? I mean, is ...
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Search among artboards and symbols in sketch-app

I am use sketch ver. 51.1. Is it a way to search among artboards and components in order to access them quickly? I want to search in whole project, not just in current page. If it is possible with ...
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How to override color on illustrations/icons that can't be flattened in Sketch App?

I'm trying to create a styleguide according to atomic design. For this I'm trying to create a set of icons where I can override the color so I can use them in different sets. I made an icon of a ...
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Resize an element of sketch-app symbol without detaching

I use sketch 51.1 and have a symbol like this: I want to resize it in these three ways: is it a way to resize a single symbol in three different ways without detaching it? If not, what is the best ...
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Export PNG image in Sketch, looks poor quality [duplicate]

I'm using Sketch 51 on a macOS High Sierra. The Instagram icon looks great in Sketch but when I export as PNG it loses a lot of quality. To the right we can see the icon in Sketch with zoom in good ...
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Remove Extra Background behind the iPhone frame in Sketch

I have a 2 layers in Sketch the iPhone frame and the image in the background. This is what it produces Is there a way to hide or erase of that extra area using Sketch ?
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Dynamic chaining of properties in sketch

Is there a way to chain 2 or more properties of different layers in sketch. To give an example : Chain a fill of a button to the fill of a text layer on it, so that, in case the button H/S/B changes, ...
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Importing a Sketch file from Invision to computer

Is it possible to import a Sketch file that has been uploaded to an Invision prototype from a different computer than the original upload? I have tried doing with the Craft with no luck. The scenario ...
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Flip group of paths over the left group edge

Maybe there is a better way to achieve this result but... I've design the following picture by adding paths and overlying them. Now I want to flip it to get the full picture but I'm not able to do it....
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Is there a way to export the 'glow effect' from an image to .svg code?

When I export an image of a loader I make to .svg code the glow effect doesn't appear later in the implementation (when we add it in the project's html/css). I see everything else but not the glow ...
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How do I get Sketch shapes to scale in template?

I am using a template to make iOS app icons, see file at link below. Some of the shapes on the Symbols page scale correctly when applied to the Templates page (ears, head). However, the two curved ...
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How to calculate the RGB color values with a given alpha value for mixing with another color to achieve a target color?

Basically what I am trying to achieve is illustrated in this Image: I got a background color (R:19 G:25 B:37 or #141A25) upon which I want to layer another color at 80% alpha to get a target color (...
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How to position a path point in sketch

I was wondering if there was a way to change the position of a point in a path, using only one handler instead of moving both
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How to avoid text box movement on Font size change in Sketch?

If I have a textbox with property 'Fixed', I have it set to a specific width, height and position. If I change the font size of the text in that box it will change Y position. I want the text box to ...
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Alignment in sketch app

Is there is any option in sketch app where I can align object with reference object? E.g. I have on icon and one rectangle shape, want my icon center middle aligned of rectangle. Like in illustrator ...
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How do I take a combined shape that's outlined and subtract another shape from it?

I created a folder icon with two outlined shapes and combined them and also converted to outlines. I want to now subtract from the right side of the folder. However, every time I try to subtract, it ...
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Multiple Color Override in one text on Sketch

I have a question about Sketch symbols overrides. I have created a text box and have put some text inside and some hashtags. But the hashtags are in another color than the text. I transformed my ...
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Sketch: Vector does not preserve color and transparency when exporting as SVG

When I export as SVG from Sketch, the transparency and colors do not appear as intended. What is going on here? SVG is on Sketch homepage.