Sketch keyboard shortcuts

Sketch

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 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 + Mouse movement + Mouse left click

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 + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Zoom to area

⌘ Cmd + .

Enter presentation mode

Fn +

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

⌥ Option + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

When inserting a layer, draw shape from center

↑   Shift + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

When inserting a layer, lock ratio of shape

Space + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Move newly drawn layer before confirming it

⌥ Option + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Selects layer within drag bounds

Mouse double click

(double click layer) Select grouped layer

⌘ Cmd + Mouse left click

(click layer) Select layer within group

⌥ Option + Mouse left click

(click layer) Select an obscured layer

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Select all Artboards

↑   Shift + Mouse left click

Add layer to selection/deselect layer in Canvas

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Mouse left click

Add layer from group to selection in Canvas

⭾ Tab

Select next layer in group

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Select previous layer in group

⤶ Enter

Selects layer inside group

Esc

Selects parent group

⌥ Option + Mouse movement

(hover mouse) Display distance between other layers

⌥ Option

(resize while holding) Resize from center

↑   Shift

(resize while holding) Constrain proportions

⌘ Cmd + D

Duplicate

or ⌥ Option + Mouse movement + Mouse left click
↑   Shift + Mouse movement + Mouse left click

Constrain move

⌘ Cmd + Mouse movement + Mouse left click

Disable smart guides

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + Mouse movement + Mouse left click

Lock drag to selection

← ↑ → ↓

Nudge position by 1px

↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Nudge position by 10px

⌘ Cmd +

Expand by 1 px

or ⌘ Cmd +
⌘ Cmd +

Contract by 1 px

or ⌘ Cmd +
↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd +

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

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy style

⌥ 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

⌥ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste as rich text

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + +

Increase font size

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + -

Decrease font size

Control + ⌥ Option + L

Increase character spacing

Control + ⌥ Option + T

Decrease character spacing

Shif + t⌘ Cmd + {

Align left

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + |

Align center

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + }

Align right

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + O

Convert to outlines

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert a line break

⌘ Cmd + G

Group selection

⌘ Cmd + R

Rename layer

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + G

Ungroup

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd +

Bring forward

Ctrl + ⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd +

Bring to front

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd +

Send backward

Ctrl + ⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd +

Send to back

⌥ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd +

Move up out of group/artboard

Ctrl + ⌘ Cmd + H

Distribute horizontally

Ctrl + ⌘ Cmd + V

Distribute vertically

⌥ Option + Mouse left click

(click Align buttons) Align layer to Artboard

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + H

Hide/show layer

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + L

Lock/unlock layer

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + E

Export layer

Mouse movement + Mouse left click

(Drag a layer/thumbnail to Desktop) Export asset

Mouse movement + Mouse left click

(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

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + T

Toggle toolbar visibility

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + 1

Toggle Layer List visibility

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + 2

Toggle Inspector visibility

⌥ 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 + ⌥ Option + ↑   Shift + S

Save document copy as

⌘ Cmd + F

Find layer by name

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy layer

⌘ Cmd + V

Paste layer

Mouse left click + ⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + V

Paste in place

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy layer style

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste layer style

⌘ Cmd + ,

Open Preferences window

⤶ Enter

Text edit mode

Mouse double click

(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

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

Create Symbols (Custom Shortcut)

Mouse left click + ⤶ Enter

Go to Master Symbol

⌘ Cmd + Esc

Return to Last Symbol Instance

Fn + ↑  ↓

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 45° angles to the previous point

1

Straight line

2

Mirrored

3

Disconnected

4

Asymmetric

⤶ Enter

Shape Edit Mode

or Mouse double click
↑   Shift + Mouse left click

Select Multiple Points

⭾ 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 (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: https://www.sketchapp.com

Shortcut count: 127

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