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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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Sketch export options with a different ratio

My issue is Sketch only lets you define a width, a height or a % of the original artboard (or slice) dimensions. is there any way to give it exact pixel dimensions for both height and width? if not ...
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Maintaining consistency in margin spacing of an iOS App

I am coping with designing mobile apps, mostly iOS. I understood that for margin spacing I should go with 8, the smallest amount allowed, and follow with multiples of 8: 16, 24 etc. By default I ...
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Can Sketch display a list of fonts and weights in use by the current document?

I have Sketch v51.3. Can Sketch display a list of the fonts and respective weights in use by the current document? I know when I open a Sketch document, it will prompt me to resolve missing fonts. ...
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How can you blur your background only behind a specific box in sketch?

I came to this weird thing where I want to set a background blur via the option in Sketch to just select background blur on the specific box I want it to do, but nothing happens. Can someone please ...
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Sketch horizontal scrolling

Does the sketch prototyping functionality allow for horizontal scrolling (as with a wide table)? I need a fixed header and fixed left side panel on mobile for wide financial data in table format. (...
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How can open a svg-icon in sketch unchanged?

I open a SVG-icon in sketch: <path fill="#9A9DAF" d="M98 46.9c-1.2 0-2.3.2-3.4.4L90 ..."/> <path fill="#A5EAFF" d="M79.4 91.2c-.4 0-.7-.1-1-.3-.9-.6-1.2-1.8-.7-2.7l6.2-10.3c.6-.9 1.8-1.2 2....
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How to attach a style guide to invision

Invision has this thing called inspect, but it only shows fonts/colors at a page level, not at a project level. I like a way to natively attach a style guide to Invision so that developers/designers ...
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Distorted SVG icon when exporting from Sketch

I am getting a strange result when exporting an SVG icon from Sketch. I am trying to export this mail icon that is made up of two masked triangles and an outer rectangle (all using an outside border):...
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How do I scroll horizontally through a Sketch canvas like Illustrator does?

In Illustrator you have the very handy CTRL+mouse scroll shortcut to quickly scroll horizontally through your canvas. I want to do the same in Sketch (not necessarily with the same shortcuts). How ...
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When opacity for a group is reduced the groups behind it is being visible in sketchapp. Is there a way to make it opaque?

When opacity for a group is reduced the groups behind it is being visible in sketchapp. Is there a way to make reduce the opacity of a foreground layer without making the layers behind it Inkscape ...
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How do I create a rectangle with rounded circle incision in Sketch?

I am looking to create something similar to this, anyone have ideas?
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Outside gutters in Sketch app

I'm setting up a layout grid in Sketch, and I'd like to adjust the outside gutter width. As I understand it, Sketch automatically calculates these outside gutters to be 50% of the width of the ...
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How can I disable Sketch App from checking for updates?

I only use sketch maybe once every few months and the most basic features. When I need to use it, I need to use it in a hurry and don't want the confronting and intrusive updates available box to pop ...
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How to make this shade of white look less “dirty”?

I have a picture of a blanket: When I try to open up the Color Adjust panel on Sketch and try fooling around with the brightness and contrast, it makes some of the parts look overexposed. Is there a ...
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Split vector polygon into multiple vector shapes?

I have a logo that I am designing and I want to create an SVG. I started with 2 polygons, but I need to remove one side of the polygon and then split the polygon into multiple trianges (for different ...
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How would I add an outline / border around this image?

I have a vector of a few unicorns that is currently on a blue background: I want to put them on a white background, but when I do that, the unicorns lose their shape because they are white and don't ...
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Positioning text blocks

I always had this question in my mind and never managed to answer it. How do you position text regarding other elements? Let's say you want to have a block of text, a heading block of text, at 16 ...
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Sketch mangling Illustrator vector file: how to fix?

I purchased the vector file above and when I open it in Illustrator, it looks just as expected. However, when I open it in Sketch, it looks completely different (see below). I get the same result if ...
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Sketch export entire canvas size for every object in an artboard?

Is it possible to create one separate, full-canvas-size .png for each of 100 or so vector shapes within a Sketch artboard? I have an artboard that has about 100 vector shapes, and I'm hoping to ...
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Smooth gradient overlay on image in Sketch

I'm working on a music app in Sketch where the top part of the screen is a full-bleed album art that fades into a dark background. There will be some content on top of the album art, so I've applied a ...
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How to snap to vector joints?

I have vector with joints. How can I snap an object(circle in example below) to the joint like in screenshot below?
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How do I create a symbol in Sketch whose total width stays constant when text length changes via override

I want to create a symbol that is a rectangle with text to the left. When I override the text, I want the total width of the symbol to stay the same. So if the new override text is longer, the ...
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How to merge overlapping shapes while keeping the layer order in Sketch?

I am designing an icon for card decks. What I did is to stack five rectangles with white fill as shown below. I am wondering how to make the white fillings transparent while keeping the stack ...
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How can I recreate this circle in Sketch?

I have spent too much time trying to understand how to recreate this loader, but there's a gap in my knowledge. I can create a circle with a cut-out just fine, but I can't seem to figure out how to ...
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Alignment buttons greyed out in Sketch [closed]

I am teaching remotely sketch, but one of my mentees says that he cant use the alignment tools, they always appear greyed out even when he already selected multiple shapes. Any idea what is causing ...
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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?

When I try to insert images to my sketch app, they're faded in white. I have googled but couldn't find the answer. What am I doing wrong?
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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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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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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: 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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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 ...