Sketch – Tips

A fine product by Bohemian Coding, Sketch is specifically for designers who make designs for the screens. It’s the most natural way for prototyping. By convention we would all go for designing UIs with Adobe’s Photoshop, but this lightweight, fast software has changed my way of thinking. We don’t require all the features that Photoshop provides us with for designing UIs. There is no point in having such a heavy software for designing such prototypes. It offers such easy to understand tools that even a first time user wont waste much time in figuring it out . Simple yet powerful, if you still haven’t found your way to using Sketch, get your copy just after reading this.

Here are a few tips: (Courtesy: InVision Blog)

  • Duplicate anything in seconds.

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  • Get your grid on.

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  • Change opacity on the go.

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  • Size your artboards right.

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  • Measure distances.

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  • Totally abuse symbols.

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  •  Save frustration with “Scale”.

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  • Move shapes while you draw them.

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  • Use shared styles now, thank yourself later.

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  • Maximise your workspace.

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  • Use Plug-ins effortlessly. 

Here is a link to all the plugins you could use, to enhance your experience with Sketch.

 

Is it by mistake or by design?

Recently, while going through an article on Medium, beginning my voyage to the designing world. I found out about this brilliant design documentary. A documentary film that provides a look at the creativity behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. This is for all those who are from the non-design background and have never thought about products as profoundly as a designer does.

This feature-length documentary consists of talks by the most reputed designer of this age, from London, New York, Paris and even Tokyo.

You’ll never look at your next toothbrush (or your next any product) in quite the same way after watching this astute, elegant inquiry into the purpose and process of industrial design. — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Lumu Power

Lumu Labs a Slovenia-based Kickstarter launched the Lumu, a headphone jack attachment that turns the iPhone into an accurate light meter for photographers.
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Back in 2013, raised over $244,000 on Kickstarter. Now the company is back again with the Lumu Power, a next-generation attachment to your iPhone that doesn’t just meter light — it can measure and calculate flash and color temperature as well.

Quickly measure the color temperature in Kelvins. The White Balance mode in the new app can show you the measured temperature value and the value of Tint compensation you’ll need to achieve a perfect white in your resulting photos.

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For flash photography, the Lumu Power can measure flash exposure and the flash versus ambient light ratio.

The retail price once the Lumu Power hits market is expected to be $299.