Sketch keyboard shortcuts

Sketch

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
13 months ago
- Shortcuts

We have gathered most of the Sketch shortcuts here. The list may not be complete, but they'll make you draw, edit and create faster.

Space +
+

Pan Canvas

⌘ Cmd + +

Zoom in

⌘ Cmd + -

Zoom out

⌘ Cmd + 0

Zoom to 100%

⌘ Cmd + 1

Zoom to all elements on Canvas

⌘ Cmd + 2

Zoom to selected layer(s)

⌘ Cmd + 3

Center selected layer(s) in the Canvas

Z +
+

Zoom to area

⌘ Cmd + .

Enter presentation mode

Fn + β†’

Select next Artboard

Fn + ←

Select previous Artboard

Fn + ↑

Previous page

Fn + ↓

Next page

R

Rectangle

O

Oval

T

Text tool

A

Artboard tool

S

Slice tool

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste over selection

βŒ₯ Option +
+

When inserting a layer, draw shape from center

↑   Shift +
+

When inserting a layer, lock ratio of shape

Space +
+

Move newly drawn layer before confirming it

βŒ₯ Option +
+

Selects layer within drag bounds

(double click layer) Select grouped layer

⌘ Cmd +

(click layer) Select layer within group

βŒ₯ Option +

(click layer) Select an obscured layer

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Select all Artboards

↑   Shift +

Add layer to selection/deselect layer in Canvas

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd +

Add layer from group to selection in Canvas

β­Ύ Tab

Select next layer in group

↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Select previous layer in group

• Enter

Selects layer inside group

Esc

Selects parent group

βŒ₯ Option +

(hover mouse) Display distance between other layers

βŒ₯ Option

(resize while holding) Resize from center

↑   Shift

(resize while holding) Constrain proportions

⌘ Cmd + D

Duplicate

or βŒ₯ Option +
+
↑   Shift +
+

Constrain move

⌘ Cmd +
+

Disable smart guides

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd +
+

Lock drag to selection

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Nudge position by 1px

↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Nudge position by 10px

⌘ Cmd + β†’

Expand by 1 px

or ⌘ Cmd + ↓
⌘ Cmd + ←

Contract by 1 px

or ⌘ Cmd + ↑
↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + β†’

Expand by 10 px

or ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ↓
↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ←

Contract by 10 px

or ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ↑
↑   Shift + K

Scale layer

• Enter

Edit layer

Esc

Finish editing

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy style

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste style

F

Toggle fill

B

Toggle border

Control + C

Activate color picker

0 - 9

Set layer opacity

Ctrl + ⌘ Cmd + M

Use as mask

⌘ Cmd + Esc

Return to instance

Del

Delete layer

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + E

Export layer

+

(Drag a layer/thumbnail to Desktop) Export asset

+

(Drag a layer/thumbnail to Canvas) Insert flattened duplicate

/

(in layer name) Include folder in export

⌘ Cmd + .

Toggle Presentation mode (hides everything except the canvas)

Control + ⌘ Cmd + F

Toggle full-screen mode

⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize window

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + T

Toggle toolbar visibility

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + 1

Toggle Layer List visibility

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + 2

Toggle Inspector visibility

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + 3

Toggle Layer List and Inspector visibility

⌘ Cmd + S

Save document. Once you save your Sketch document, Mac will auto-save the file continuously. This can be turned off from Sketch > Preferences > General or Cmd + ,

⌘ Cmd + βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + S

Save document copy as

⌘ Cmd + F

Find layer by name

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy layer

⌘ Cmd + V

Paste layer

+ ⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + V

Paste in place

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy layer style

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste layer style

⌘ Cmd + ,

Open Preferences window

• Enter

Text edit mode

(double click on text layer) Text edit mode

⌘ Cmd + ;

Check spelling. Use this shortcut multiple time to check spelling of each word. Misspelled words will be shown as highlighted

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ;

Show spelling and grammar pane (in text edit mode)

Fn then Fn

In text edit mode, you can dictate text instead of typing. This requires downloading "Enhanced Dictation" whichis about 1,2GB

Β  Symbols allows you to reuse elements easily between Artboards and Pages.
⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + C

Create Symbols (Custom Shortcut)

+ • Enter

Go to Master Symbol

⌘ Cmd + Esc

Return to Last Symbol Instance

Fn + ↑  β†“

Next or Previous Page. If you Choose to Send Symbol to "Symbols" Page, you can use these shortcuts to navigate between your Pages

V

Vector tool

↑   Shift

(hold) Draw Straight Lines. With the active Vector Tool, you can create a new point aligned at 45Β° angles to the previous point

1

Straight line

2

Mirrored

3

Disconnected

4

Asymmetric

• Enter

Shape Edit Mode

or
↑   Shift +

Select Multiple Points

β­Ύ Tab

Next Point

Alt

Show Only Selected Point

⌘ Cmd

(hold) Snap to Middle Point. Click on a line between two points, Sketch will insert the point exactly in the middle of the line


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Program information

Program name: Sketch Sketch (Imaging)

Sketch is a paid graphics editor for Apple macOS, developed by Bohemian Coding. It was first released on September 2010 and won an Apple Design Award in 2012.

Web page: sketchapp.com

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 127

How easy to press shortcuts: 77%

Platform detected: Windows and macOS mixed

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