The best keyboard shortcuts to get started with Sketch

Whether you’re new to Sketch or a seasoned pro, taking the time to learn the keyboard shortcuts for common actions will seriously speed up your workflow.

So to make things easier, we’ve put together a list of the best Sketch keyboard shortcuts that you’ll use every day. These shortcuts cover some of the most common actions and features you’re likely to use — if you can train your muscle memory to use them, you’ll give your workflow a serious boost.

You can check out our shortlist below, but we’ve also put together a handy PDF cheat-sheet for you.

A Artboard tool R Rectangle tool O Oval tool T Text tool U Rounded rectangle tool H Hotspot tool Easily navigate your document Space drag Pan Canvas Z click and drag Zoom to area ⌘ 0 Zoom to 100% ⌘ 1 Zoom to all elements on Canvas ⌘ 2 Zoom to selection fn ← or → Select previous/next Artboard Personalize your interface ⌥ ⌘ 1 Show/hide Sidebar ⌥ ⌘ 2 Show/hide Inspector ⌘ . Enter presentation mode Ctrl F Show/hide prototyping Get organized ⌘ G Group ⇧ ⌘ G Ungroup Tab Select next layer in group ⌘ ] Bring forward ⌘ [ Send backward ⌥ click Align buttons Align layer to Artboard ⇧ ⌘ H Hide/show layer ⇧ ⌘ L Lock/unlock layer ⌘ R Rename layer Simpler moving and resizing ⌘ click Select a layer within a group ⌥ hover Display distance between other layers ⌥ drag Duplicate ⇧ resize Constrain proportions Arrow keys Nudge layer 1px* ⇧ arrow keys Nudge layer by 10px* ⌘ arrow keys Expand or contract by 1px ⇧ ⌘ arrow keys Expand or contract by 10px ⌘ K Scale layer

*You can change this distance in settings

Faster exporting ⇧ ⌘ E Export ⌘ E Export selected layers Drag layer/thumbnail to Finder Export asset Drag layer/thumbnail to Canvas Import flattened duplicate / in layer name Include folder in Export Supercharge your Symbols ⌘ Y Create Symbol ⇧ ⌘ Y Detach from Symbol ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ Y Detach all contents from Symbol Take control of Cloud 0 Zoom to 100% 1 Fit to screen + (US keyboards) Zoom in = (non-US keyboards) Zoom in – Zoom out Ctrl click Show Layer Menu in the Inspector

When it comes to Sketch shortcuts, these are just the start. Take a look at the full list of shortcuts in our documentation. And if we’ve missed one of your most commonly-used shortcuts off this list, let us know on Twitter.

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