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How do you export the original image that was inserted in a Sketch document?

Make a duplicate of your Sketch file Rename the file extension from .sketch to .zip Extract the zip file Find your image in the /images subfolder of the newly created folder
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How to add a break line in a Symbol override?

Option + return inserts a new line of text, whilst control + return inserts a line break.
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Is there a way to 'unsymbol' an artboard in sketch?

Select the artboard/symbol, go to: Layer → Convert Symbol to Artboard.
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How to set Text on Path on outside path in Sketch?

i wanted to add a new answer which doesn't create transforms and/or rotations on your text-path. (if you're exporting it to SVG). If you want the text to be on the outside of the shape you should do ...
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Sketch: how to scroll to selected element

Use ⌘+3 to center the selected layer in the Canvas. Alternatively you can use the the menu: View>Center Selection.
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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

Some other valid options for 2017: Gravit Designer: This is a very young product and as such it's still lacking many features, but for now it's a good vector editor, and the roadmap promises a lot ...
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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

2018 update: Lunacy — reads and saves .sketch files (native Windows app, free) Figma — reads .sketch files (browser-based, freemium) Disclosure: I'm one of the authors of Lunacy. I have no relation ...
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How to connect two separate paths in sketch app?

One way to go is to select your paths, go to Layer -> Paths -> Join
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Can't see what I'm typing in Sketch

I'm a Sketch beginner and this happened to me as well. I've realised the text colour and fills are different things. I had this setting on for my text and it was behaving exactly as you described: ...
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Resize artboard to content in Sketch

This question has not been accepted and I think what OP were looking for is resize the artboard to fit to the content with it, and thus it got no answer so far. While I don't know when this feature ...
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Sketch: vertical text alignment

Sketch only allows to vertically center text if they are fixed and do not using the native line-height of the font. This is how you can active the vertical alignment options: Create a text layer ...
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How can I subtract a circle from an image in Sketch?

We can subtract a circle from image in sketch-app using a rectangle shape with hole (subtracted circle shape) as mask for the image (bitmap/ png/jpeg). Example: Step 1: Image above background ...
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Exporting a slice in Sketch with transparent background around

It's actually very easy if you know how to do it :) Suppose you have an icon that is 24x24px and you want the png to be 32x32px. You have to create a slice over the icon. The slice must be 32x32px. ...
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Creating asymetrical gradients

The easiest way to do this is create massive circles of your chosen colors, as solids, and then apply VERY strong blurs to the image, as an effect, and move, scale and change colors of the underlying ...
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How do I feather a mask in Sketch?

You can get a feathering effect in some cases using alpha masking. However, this doesn't allow you to feather complex (or some simple) shapes in an easy way. Alpha masking allows you to mask using an ...
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Resize/transform text in Sketch?

Cmd+K (or clicking Scale on the toolbar) seems to be the only option.
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Sketch 3 - Is there a way to export all artboards in a .sketch file from multiple Pages?

For a single page you can export all artboards at once like this: Edit > Select all art boards Layer > Make exportable Now you can export art boards. For example I have four art boards:
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How do I break a combined shape into separate pieces?

so, here are a few steps that should make for a smooth sailing: create necessary shapes (circle at the bottom, several rectangles starting from the circle center (or lines that you will later need to ...
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Image gets squished when overriding in a symbol in Sketch App

You can do this by adding an image fill to your shape. Make sure you select Fill (and not Fit, Stretch or Tile). You can then override the image just like you would any other.
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Color mismatching on sketch exports

The new versions of Sketch have an easy feature to make sure the colors when exporting are the same as the ones you see on your screen. Navigate to Preferences › General › Color Profile, and then ...
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Sketch - Arc Shape?

Just updated this: brand new Segmented Circle 2.0 Sketch plugin. Automatically create precise segmented circular graphics for diagrams, instrumentation and analytics. Huge update adds multi value pie ...
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Combine Two Vector Shapes into One, With One Path (in Sketch App)

Came here looking for an answer, but stumbled upon the solution myself while working through the one suggested here. Select your shapes/paths and "Join" them: Layer > Paths > Join.
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how do you change jpeg export quality in Sketch?

edit: there is a much more simple way of doing this. when you hit export and the file prompt shows up, click options, and you are presented with options including quality after some investigation, i ...
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How to create proper Heart icon line in Sketch?

First, create rect with no fill and thick borders. Enable edit mode and select two corners, make the radius about 100. Rotate the rect by 45 degrees Duplicate the rect by pressing CMD + D. Flip it ...
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Sketch - move an existing symbol to the "symbols" page without breaking the connection with its instances

You can drag the symbol to the symbols page in the layers/pages panel. I am not aware of way to do this via keyboard shortcuts or menus. I think it has to be done via dragging.
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How can I merge 2 bitmap layers in Sketch App?

You can merge multiple layers into one bitmap by selecting the layers you want to merge together and going to: Layers > Flatten Selection to Bitmap
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How do I feather a mask in Sketch?

The original question was a good one, with a concrete example which is displayed on the sketch help page for Masking, and @Alex Magill's answer is helpful, (though the video is no longer available). ...
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Complex Rounded Corners in Ai or Sketch

Any AI version Draw a circle Object > Path > Add Anchor Points Select the 4 original anchors on the circle Double-click the Scale Tool and enter a value less than 100%. Roughly 90-95% will provide ...
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Sketch vector lines don't scale

Vector images are still dependent on rendering on a screen for display purposes, and these screens are made of pixels. If the lines are too thin when scaled (like much less than a pixel on a monitor/...
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