Keyboard Shortcuts for Sketch

Keyboard shortcuts are the fastest way to speed up your workflow. Many of them are depend on what you’ve selected and what you’re doing, but you’ll find the full list of Sketch Keyboard shortcuts below.

Keyboard shortcuts may differ between keyboard layouts. Mouseless is smart enough to show the exact keys according to your layout.

Essentials

  • Copy C
  • Cut X
  • Paste V
  • Paste over selection V
  • New page N
  • Run custom plugin K
  • Undo Z
  • Redo Z
  • Page setup P
  • Open Preferences window ,
  • Quit Sketch Q
  • Open the Help menu ?
  • Open Preview window P

View

  • Hide Sketch H
  • Zoom in = +
  • Zoom out -
  • Show/hide rulers R
  • Show/hide pixels P
  • Show/hide pixel grid X
  • Show/hide grid G
  • Show/hide layout L
  • Show/hide slices E
  • Show/hide prototyping F
  • Filter in Layer List F

Documents

  • New document N
  • Open document O
  • Close window W
  • Save document S
  • Duplicate document S
  • Save document as… S

Inserting Layers

  • Rectangle R
  • Oval O
  • Line L
  • Rounded rectangle U
  • Vector tool V
  • Pencil tool P
  • Text tool T
  • Artboard tool A
  • Slice tool S
  • Hotspot tool H

Selecting Layers

  • Select all A
  • Select all Artboards A
  • Reveal selection in Layer List J

Resizing Layers

  • Duplicate D
  • Scale Layer K
  • Nudge layer 1 px to top
  • Nudge layer 1 px to bottom
  • Expand by 1 px to right
  • Expand by 10 px to right
  • Contract by 1 px to left
  • Contract by 10 px to left

Editing Layers

  • Edit layer
  • Finish editing
  • Focus X position input field in the Inspector
  • Delete layer
  • Add link to Artboard W
  • Toggle fill F
  • Toggle border B
  • Pick color C
  • Transform shape T
  • Rotate layer R
  • Use as mask M
  • Return to instance
  • Union multiple layers U
  • Subtract multiple layers S
  • Intersect multiple layers I
  • Difference multiple layers X

Layer Styles

  • Copy style C
  • Paste style V
  • Sync shared style S
  • Reset shared style S

Vector Editing

  • Open/close path O
  • Selects next point
  • Show all handle control points
  • Straight point type 1
  • Mirrored point type 2
  • Disconnected point type 3
  • Asymmetric point type 4

Text Editing

  • Paste as rich text V
  • Change typeface T
  • Bold B
  • Italic I
  • Underline U
  • Increase font size +
  • Decrease font size -
  • Increase character spacing L
  • Decrease character spacing T
  • Align left {
  • Align center |
  • Align right }
  • Convert to outlines O
  • Insert a line break

Arranging Layers

  • Group G
  • Ungroup G
  • Rename layer R
  • Select next layer in group
  • Select previous layer in group
  • Selects layer inside group
  • Selects parent group
  • Bring forward ]
  • Bring to front ]
  • Send backward [
  • Send to back [
  • Move up (out of group/Artboard)
  • Distribute horizontally H
  • Distribute vertically V
  • Hide/show layer H
  • Lock/unlock layer L

Exporting Layers

  • Export E
  • Export selected layer(s) E

Zoom and Focus

  • Zoom to 100% 0
  • Zoom to all elements on Canvas 1
  • Zoom to selected layer(s) 2
  • Center selected layer(s) in the Canvas 3
  • Toggle full screen F
  • Show/hide Layer List 1
  • Show/hide Inspector 2
  • Enter presentation mode .
  • Show/hide Toolbar T

Text Fields

  • Focus Inspector
  • Select next field
  • Select previous field
  • Confirm change
  • Clear change
  • Increase value by 1
  • Decrease value by 1
  • Increase value by 10
  • Decrease value by 10
  • Increase value by 0.1
  • Decrease value by 0.1

Miscellaneous

  • Launch Sketch with all plugins disabled
  • Detach from Symbol D
  • Detach all contents from Symbol D
  • Refresh Data D
  • Run last-used plugin again R
  • Position selected gradient stop directly between two existing stops =
  • Emoji & symbols
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