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Sketch shortcuts 2020 complete list for Mac + PDF

Sketch shortcuts 2020 complete list for Mac + PDF

Sketch is a great way to give your ideas and prototypes a professional design. As a designer, you want to work as fast and efficiently as possible so you don't have to disrupt your creative flow. One way to reach that goal is to memorize the shortcuts of all the necessary actions you take inside your go-to software. Since you have come this far then you might have already realized that there are a lot of shortcuts available. To make it simpler for you, we collected all the shortcuts available and placed them inside this blog. 

If you want to have all the Sketch shortcuts on your computer without going through our website, then you can download the PDF formats for Mac here.

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General Shortcut
Copy ⌘ + C
Cut ⌘ + X
Paste ⌘ + V
Paste over selection ⌘ + ⇧ + V
Pan Canvas Space + drag
New page ⌘ + ⇧ + N
Previous page fn + ↑
Next page fn + ↓
Zoom in ⌘ + +
Zoom out ⌘ + -
Show/hide rulers Ctrl + R
Show/hide pixels Ctrl + P
Show/hide pixel grid Ctrl + X
Show/hide grid Ctrl + G
Show/hide layout Ctrl + L
Show/hide slices Ctrl + E
Show/hide prototyping Ctrl + F
Filter in Layer List/Components Panel ⌘ + F
Filter in the Components Panel ⌘ + ⇧ + F
Run custom plugin ⌘ + Ctrl + K
Undo ⌘ + Z
Redo ⌘ + ⇧ + Z
New document* ⌘ N
Open document* ⌘ O
Open Cloud document* ⌘ ⇧ O
Close window ⌘ + W
Save document ⌘ + S
Duplicate* ⌘ + ⇧ + S
Save As…* ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + S
Page setup ⌘ + ⇧ + P
Open Preferences ⌘ + ,
Hide Sketch ⌘ + H
Quit Sketch ⌘ + Q
Open the Help menu ⌘ + ⇧ + ?
Open the Prototyping Preview window ⌘ + P
* When Auto Save is disabled in Preferences, the Duplicate menu item is replaced by Save As…
Inserting Layers Shortcut
You can use the following shortcuts instead of choosing them in the Insert menu.
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
Draw a new shape from center ⌥ -drag
Lock the ratio of shape as you draw it ⇧ -drag
Move a new layer before you place it Space -drag
Selecting Layers Shortcut
Select a layer Click
Select multiple layers Click-and-drag
Only select layers within your drag selection ⌥-drag
Select a layer with a group Double-click
Select a layer within a group ⌘-click
Select an obscured layer ⌥-click
Select all layers ⌘ + A
Select all Artboards ⌘ + ⇧ + A
Add layer to/remove layer from your selection ⇧-click
Add layer from a group to your selection ⌘ + ⇧-click
Add layer to selection/deselect layer in Layer List ⌘-click
Select a range of layers in Layer List ⇧-click
Select next Artboard fn + →
Select previous Artboard fn + ←
Reveal selection in Layer List ⌘ + ⇧ + J
Moving and Resizing Layers Shortcut
As you move or resize layers, you’ll see smart guides and measurements automatically.
Display distance between other layers ⌥-hover
Duplicate ⌘ + D
Duplicate ⌥-drag
Move layer along X or Y axis ⇧-drag
Move layer and ignore smart guides ⌘-drag
Move an obscured layer ⌘ + ⌥-drag
Nudge layer any direction by 1 px* Arrow keys
Nudge layer any direction by 10 px* ⇧-Arrow keys
Scale layer ⌘ + K
Resize layer from center ⌥ and resize
Preserve the layer’s ratio ⇧ and resize
Expand by 1 px ⌘ + → or ↓
Contract by 1 px ⌘ + ← or ↑
Expand by 10 px ⇧ + ⌘ + → or ↓
Contract by 10 px ⇧ + ⌘ + ← or ↑
Show distance to baseline/cap height on text layers Ctrl + ⌥-hover
*You change this value in Preferences.
Editing Layers Shortcut
When you’ve selected a layer, you can use the following shortcuts:
Edit layer Enter
Finish editing Escape
Edit the X position in the Inspector ⌥ + Tab
Delete layer Backspace
Copy style ⌘ + ⌥ + C
Paste style ⌘ + ⌥ + V
Sync shared style Ctrl + S
Reset shared style Ctrl + ⌥ + S
Add link to Artboard W
Toggle fill F
Toggle border B
Pick color Ctrl + C
Edit layer opacity 0 to 9
Transform shape ⌘ + ⇧ + T
Rotate layer ⌘ + ⇧ + R
Use the layer as a mask ⌘ + Ctrl + M
Return to instance ⌘ + Escape
Union multiple layers ⌘ + ⌥ + U
Subtract multiple layers ⌘ + ⌥ + S
Intersect multiple layers ⌘ + ⌥ + I
Difference multiple layers ⌘ + ⌥ + X
Vector Editing Shortcut
Open/close path ⌘ + ⌥ + O
Select the next point Tab
Show all handle control points
Straight point type 1
Mirrored point type 2
Disconnected point type 3
Asymmetric point type 4
Toggle point between Straight and Mirrored Double-click vector point
Move point along X or Y axis ⇧-drag vector point
Convert your selected point to a Disconnected type ⌘-drag handle control point
Place new point at a 45º angle ⇧-click (when inserting points)
Place new point between existing points ⇧-click path segment
Curve the path between existing points ⌘-click path segment
Text Editing Shortcut
Paste as rich text ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + V
Change typeface ⌘ + T
Bold ⌘ + B
Italic ⌘ + I
Underline ⌘ + U
Increase font size ⌘ + ⌥ + +
Decrease font size ⌘ + ⌥ + -
Increase character spacing Ctrl + ⌥ + L
Decrease character spacing Ctrl + ⌥ + T
Align left ⌘ + ⇧ + {
Align center ⌘ + ⇧ + |
Align right ⌘ + ⇧ + }
Emoji & symbols ⌘ + ⌥ +  Space 
Convert to outlines ⌘ + ⌥ + O
Insert a line break ⇧ + Return
Organizing Layers Shortcut
Use these shortcuts to organize your layers.
Group ⌘ + G
Ungroup ⌘ + ⇧ + G
Rename layer ⌘ + R
Select next layer in group Tab
Select previous layer in group ⇧ + Tab
Selects layer inside group Enter
Selects parent group Escape
Adjust layer hierarchy Click-and-drag layer
Bring forward ⌘ + ]
Bring to front ⌘ + ⌥ + ]
Send backward ⌘ + [
Send to back ⌘ + ⌥ + [
Move up (out of group/Artboard) ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ↑
Distribute horizontally ⌘ + Ctrl + H
Distribute vertically ⌘ + Ctrl + V
Align layer to Artboard ⌥-click Align buttons
Hide/show layer ⌘ + ⇧ + H
Lock/unlock layer ⌘ + ⇧ + L
Exporting Layers Shortcut
Export ⌘ + ⇧ + E
Export selected layer(s) ⌘ + E
Export asset Drag a layer/thumbnail to Desktop
Insert flattened duplicate Drag a layer/thumbnail to Canvas
Includes folder in export / in layer name
Symbols Shortcut
Create Symbol ⌘ + Y
Detach from Symbol ⌘ + ⇧ + Y
Detach all contents from Symbol ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + Y
Zoom and Focus Shortcut
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
Zoom to area Z-drag
Zoom in Z-click
Zoom out ⌥ + Z-click
Temporarily zoom out to 100% ~ (§ on some keyboards)
Toggle full screen ⌘ + Ctrl + F
Show/hide Layer List ⌘ + ⌥ + 1
Show/hide Inspector ⌘ + ⌥ + 2
Enter presentation mode ⌘ + .
Show/hide Toolbar ⌘ + ⌥ + T
Text Fields Shortcut
These shortcuts apply when you’re editing a numerical field in the Inspector:
Focus Inspector ⌥ + Tab
Select next field Tab
Select previous field ⇧ + Tab
Confirm change Enter
Clear change Escape
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 ⌥ + ↓
Adjust value in increments of 10 ⇧click and drag label
Adjust value in increments of 0.1 ⌥click and drag label
Resizing Shortcuts Shortcut
When you’re adjusting the height or width of a layer, the following characters give you more control over the starting position of the resize.
Scale from the left (default) L
Scale from the right R
Scale from the top (default) T
Scale from the bottom B
Scale from the center / middle C / M
How to Use Math Operators Shortcut
You use these math operators in all numerical inputs of the Inspector.
Add +
Subtract -
Multiply *
Divide /
Resize layer to a percentage of its parent group or Artboard %
How to Set Individual Radius Values Shortcut
When you select a rectangle, you can specify a different value in the radius field for each corner in the Inspector by using ; as a spacer (e.g. 40;0;40;0).
Export Fields Shorthand Shortcut
In the Scale field of the Make Exportable panel in the inspector, the following characters can customize your export sizes.
Scale multiplier. Eg, 2x will export at twice the size X
Export your layer at a specific height. Eg, 512h H
Export your layer at a specific width. Eg, 512w W
Miscellaneous Shortcut
These shortcuts are available for specific tools or when you’re performing specific actions.
Launch Sketch with all plugins disabled ⇧ on startup
Refresh Data ⌘ + ⇧ + D
Run the last plugin you used again ⌘ + Ctrl + R
Rotate layer ⌘-drag selection handle
Snap rotation to 15º increments ⇧-drag when rotating
With a gradient stop selected, position it between 0% and 100% 0-9
Position selected gradient stop directly between two existing stops =