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Sketch App Tricks and Shortcuts

Sketch App Tricks and Shortcuts

Sketch is a powerful tool, and it has a ton of cool shortcuts to make it super efficient. Here are a few of my favorite ones.

Hold ⌘ while hovering over items

Quickly select objects from the Artboard with just one click.

Gif demonstrating command key and hover shortcut



Move down the layer list.


Move up hold Shift and press Tab.

Tab though layer list using keyboard



To rename an item on the layer list.

Rename a layer



If you select a group in the layer list, you can press Enter to go in it, and Esc to select the parent’s groups.

Gif that shows entering a group and Esc to leave it



Move a layer up and down with the arrow keys.

Gif showing layer being moved up and down



Lock and unlock layers.

Locking layers and unlocking them



Toggle the visibility of the layer.

Gif showing how to hide and display a layer



This is a favorite of mine to use the color picker.

Gif showing how to use color picker



Select all artboards.

Select all layers

Lastly, If you can't find the shortcut you want, just create you own.

To create your own custom shortcuts, go to Keyboard in your System Preferences and click the Shortcuts tab. Select App Shortcuts and click '+' to create a new shortcut. Choose Sketch from the Application list, then enter the exact name of the menu item you want to create the shortcut for.

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