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

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Can not add guide in Sketch app using Wacom

I can not add guide in Sketch app using Wacom, but it works if I use mouse or trackpad. I think I should change setting somewhere. Any tips would be appreciated!
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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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Is it possible to adjust indentations on bullet lists?

In Sketch, I'm creating a document with a bunch of bulleted text lists, and by default, the text is placed very closely to the bullets. I'm wondering if there's a way to adjust that space (so that 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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Sketch Coordinates different from Swift Coordinates?

I'm sorry if this is a question people have the answer for. I surely didn't and I had a look myself:( I'm not a graphics designer, I'm a random kid learning Sketch just enough to make some useful ...
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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.
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Copy CSS Attributes does not work in Sketch with Material plugin components

In sketch I have created a button from the Material plugin components. When I right click the button and chose "Copy CSS Attributes" and then paste I just get an unhelpful comment and no css ...
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Creating a sketch component where it picks average colour from an image and fills it in a layer

I've been trying to create a symbol in sketch which has a property where an overlaying gradient layer has a fill of the average colour it picks from the image in its background. Its easy to do it ...
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Is there a way to navigate from artboards to layers in Sketch from keyboard?

I'm new to Sketch and trying to learn as many keyboard shortcuts as possible. I know that you can use tab and shift + tab to navigate up and down through layers OR artboards but I can't see a way to ...
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Sketch Symbols - maintaining padding between 2 paragraphs when adding/ removing text

I wish to create the following responsive symbol for a popup in Sketch. I am a big fan of the Resizing functionality built in to sketch, however cannot solve the following problem with the Resizing ...
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Create an infinite background wave pattern

I need to adjust this background wave image to an infinite pattern. When the background repeats in the x direction the lines need to be integrated in a way that only looks like a single image, not ...
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How can I recreate this using the vector tool in sketch?

How can I achieve the same look? I’m unable to get the curves perfect.
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Exporting a Sketch Prototype

Is it possible to export a Sketch prototype as a working file? I have made a prototype but I need to export it to show a stakeholder and give to my boss so he can use it in a meeting. Are there any ...
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How to use several shapes together as a mask in Sketch?

I'm quite a noob when it comes to Sketch still, but I often use it for quick edits of images etc. Now I want to create a customized mask for use in social profiles for my music. I want it to be a ...
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Sketch How to make text overrides push other text?

So basically what I'm trying to achieve is a basic navbar setup like so; Each 'nav item' has a spacing of 80px. This itself is a symbol which is great. However, when it comes to text overrides and ...
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Switch between blending modes in Sketch app Hot key

I would like to know if there´s a way to switch between blending modes in Sketch app through keyboard (hotkey or whatever).
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How to paste an image in Sketch application such that bitmap image fits the artboard not the artboard fits the image

It would be really helpful as many times I paste an image in the sketch application (on Mac), I have to resize the image. Is there anyway I can fit it to the artboard?
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How to set fixed spacing between textbox of variable height and element

I tried using the plugin Paddy, but the Spacing property between two elements only seems to work if I detach from the symbol. I am not sure if I am using Paddy wrongly for this use case, which is ...