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.

 

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