The most effective keyboard shortcuts to get began with Sketch

  • Apr 6.

Whether or not you’re new to Sketch or a seasoned professional, taking the time to be taught the keyboard shortcuts for frequent actions will critically pace up your workflow.

However… there are simply so many shortcuts. The place can we even begin? Effectively, we thought a curated checklist of our design staff’s can’t-live-without Sketch shortcuts may very well be simply the factor.

We all know there are quite a lot of them, so we advocate bookmarking this web page and downloading this useful PDF cheat sheet

Inserting layers

Create an Artboard
Create a rectangle
Create an oval
Create a textual content layer
Create an interplay
Create a Hotspot
Create a rounded rectangle

Wish to be taught extra about working with layers? Try this tutorial by Marc Edwards on creating one-layer designs.

Transferring and resizing

⌘ click on
Choose a layer inside a bunch
⌥ hover
Show the gap between layers
⇧ resize
Constrain proportions
Scale layers
Arrow keys
Nudge layer 1px*
⇧ arrow keys
Nudge layer by 10px*
⌘ arrow keys
Develop or contract by 1px
⇧⌘ arrow keys
Develop or contract by 10px

*You may change the gap in your settings.

Wish to be taught extra about transferring and resizing layers? Try our documentation.

Arranging layers

Rename layer
⌘ [ or ]
Convey ahead or backward
Choose subsequent layer in group
⌥ click on Align buttons
Align layer to Artboard
Cover/present layer
Lock/unlock layer

Simply getting began with Sketch? Try our free learners’ course!

Navigating paperwork

Open Workspace window
Open Insert window
Open Coloration Picker
⌘ + or –
Zoom in/out
⌥Z click on
Zoom out
Present pixels on zoom
Area and drag
Pan Canvas
Z click on and drag
Zoom to space
Zoom to 100%
Zoom to all parts on Canvas
Zoom to choice
fn← or  →
Choose earlier/subsequent Artboard

Wish to be taught extra about working with paperwork in Sketch? Try this publish on arrange your Workspace.

Personalize your interface

Present/conceal Sidebar
Present/conceal Inspector
Enter presentation mode
Present/conceal prototyping
Toggle rulers

Wish to maintain personalizing your interface? Try our publish on Personalizing your toolbar.

Supercharge your Symbols

Create Image
Edit Image Supply
Detach from Image
Detach all contents from Image

Simply getting began with Symbols? Try our Symbols collection — we cowl every part from create your first Image to working with nested overrides.

Quicker exporting

Export chosen layers
Drag layer/thumbnail to Finder
Export asset
Drag layer/thumbnail to Canvas
Import flattened duplicate
/ within the layer title
Embrace folder in Export

Take your exporting recreation to the subsequent degree with exporting presets

There you’ve it, every part it’s essential to streamline your workflow! All that’s left is to commit these shortcuts to muscle reminiscence — although it’s most likely simpler to simply bookmark this web page or obtain our useful cheat sheet 😉

Prepared for much more shortcuts? You may check out the total checklist in our documentation. And if we’ve missed one in all your most commonly-used shortcuts, tell us on our neighborhood discussion board!

Obtain the cheat sheetStrive these shortcuts in Sketch!Discover extra shortcuts in our documentation