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Sketch: Can I round the end of a line vector?

You can select your border and then click on the cog symbol at the borders panel. Then choose your ends and joins in the dropdown, that appears.
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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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Combine Two Vector Shapes into One, With One Path (in Sketch App)

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 > ...
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Sketch app: Is it possible to delete part of border of shape?

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 ...
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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

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, ...
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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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How can I alter a square image into a circular one in Sketch?

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:...
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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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Sketch3: export a group and keep the size of the transparent background

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 ...
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How to set Text on Path on outside path in Sketch?

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. ...
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Expand a shape in Sketch

The accepted answer seems to be deprecated as of Sketch 3.6.1 Layer > Paths > Vectorize Stroke is gone, instead now we got Layer > Convert to Outlines
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Disable snapping to pixel grid

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 ...
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Creating a blurred ios 7 notification drawer style background

For anyone interested, you can achieve this effect by drawing a rectangle above your image. Then apply: Black fill at 70% opacity Background blur at about 25px
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Exporting a slice in Sketch with transparent background around

Hit A to create an Artboard, select the size (or set your own by clicking the + in the bottom right) and start exporting. No need to create extra layers.
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How to remove background in sketch?

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 ...
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Cutting a area from a circle in Sketch 3

You can use scissors to cut part of the circle. Draw circle, select Edit mode, add two points, press Enter. Part between these two point we can delete later. Select Layer -> Paths -> Scissors Hover ...
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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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How to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file?

Try exporting the Sketch file as a PDF. Then open the PDF file in Illustrator. From Illustrator export the document as a PSD. Sketch File Formats
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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 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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Disable snapping to pixel grid

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 ...
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Open source software capable of open Sketch files

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 ...
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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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How can I connect two disjoint paths in Sketch App?

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 ...
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Exporting from Sketch for icon font

I figured out how to export SVG from sketch for icomoon correct importing: Step 1 Prevent SVG from being made out of borders by selecting the path group and clicking on: layer > paths > vectorize ...
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How to fade two images together in Sketch

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 / ...
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Is there a "generate CSS/HTML" feature or plugin in Sketch app

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. Selective markup I'm sure you've discovered Sketch's ...
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Sketch 3 curved arrows

Two options: Draw an arrow. Double click on it. Edit the nodes to make it curved. Draw a curved line. Add arrowhead in the border options panel.
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