After trying a bunch of Windows applications, I haven't found anything equivalent to Sketch for Windows. And no, Illustrator and such are NOT Sketch alternatives. Fireworks is probably the closest, and it's no longer supported by Adobe. It seems that they are now creating a copy "heavily inspired by Sketch" app: Project Comet.
We'll see how it goes, but ...
That's actually quite easy. There are two ways to do it:
1. Use a Mask
Best way IMHO, as it gives you more flexibility / editing options.
Import your image:
Draw a circle that will mask your image:
Move the circle behind the bitmap using the Backward toolbar icon:
Use the circle to mask the bitmap, by selecting it and choosing Layer › Use as Mask from ...
select the shape you want to edit. Go to Layer->Paths->Scissors. Click on the path you want to delete. This deletes path between two anchor points. You can add anchor points by double-clicking on the object.
Select the layers that you wish to combine.
Press the "Union" button in the tool bar, or from the to menu, choose Layer > Combine > Union. (You already got to this point, of course.)
Layer > Paths > Flatten will merge the shapes into the same path.
You've probably solved this by now, but for the sake of others who hope to make Sketch their Adobe killer (like me) here's the real answer.
Sketch's arrow shape tool sucks.
You're problem lies in the stroke end style. Take a look at these arrows and their corresponding stroke end settings.
This one is sucky.
This one is less so.
I've also noticed a ...
Got 2 answers for you...
Select Rectangle 6 and click on make exportable, now click Create Separate Slice Layer (the little knife) and simply drag the shown image to your desktop to export it.
(The better answer) Instead of using a transparent rectangle, create an Artboard. Hit A and drag a 50x50 box. Add your star, select the Artboard and click Make ...
Although it's not very intuitive, it is actually quite easy.
TEXT ON THE OUTSIDE
After you've taken your "text on path", you select only the shape you used as a path and flip it horizontally.
To "unsqueeze" the text, you can go either two ways:
1) Kern the letters until you're happy with the result or
2)Select the shape you used as a path ...
Sketch 3 does have some bitmap editing options, but they are very limited.
Here's more about Bitmap editing in Sketch.
To start editing an image, select it on the canvas and double-click. You will see the inspector update with a few special tools.
You might wanna try your luck with Magic wand and then the Vectorize option below it. Although you'd ...
Some other valid options for 2017:
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 more: symbols, sketch import, prototyping, etc. It's great advantage as of now, is that it's free! It's available for Mac, windows, linux, and even online.
Yes, it is, and it is quite simple.
Go to sketch > preferences (on a mac press cmd + ,), and under the first tab (General), uncheck the first box (says "pixel fitting: Fit layers and points to pixel bounds").
Hope it helped.
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 to Figma.
While not open source, SketchTool is free and from the same company.
It's advertised as
An OS X command-line app for exporting Pages and Slices out of .sketch documents.
I don't know if that means that you can export to .pdf, but I'd assume that you can at least export to something that's not .sketch. Otherwise this command line tool would be almost ...
What you need to do is this:
Expand the small path, so that its bounds extend over the outline of the oval (you'll need to click 'Close Path' in the inspector to make it a close path):
Duplicate the big oval:
Select the newly duplicate oval and the small shape:
Select Layer › Combine › Intersect:
Select Layer › Paths › Flatten:
Hope it helps :)...
I figured out how to export SVG from sketch for icomoon correct importing:
Prevent SVG from being made out of borders by selecting the path group and clicking on: layer > paths > vectorize stroke
To know that this has worked, the strokes where transformed to closed paths and the inspector now displays the fill color instead of the border color.
This is possible.
Insert a rectangle around the first image.
Select both rectangle and image, and mask it: Layer / Mask with Selected Shape.
Select the Mask and switch it to Alpha Mask: Layer / Mask Mode / Alpha Mask.
Fill it with a Linear gradient, set the start color to transparent and the
end color to black.
Adjust the angle of the gradient from top/...
You probably figured this out, but the snapping seems to be integral to the smart guides. If you turn off the smart guides, you can move and resize objects without them trying to snap align to everything else. View > Canvas > Show Smart Guides.
This might not be quite the answer you're looking for, but I find it better than handing mediocre, auto-generated styles to the engineers.
I'm sure you've discovered Sketch's context menu CSS grabber. You can select as many objects as you like and you'll get the CSS on your clipboard faster than you can paste it.
There's no selectors of ...
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:
Once I changed that to something other than white I could see it again while typing!
Thanks for your response;
your solution is a considerable alternative to the one i've figured out. (subtract>scissors>rotate)
(Note: By half covering the circle by the rect you can also create an 180 deg circle.)