QuickRef.ME

Sketch Keyboard Shortcuts

A visual cheat-sheet for the 149 keyboard shortcuts found in Sketch. This application is MacOS-only.

#Keyboard Shortcuts

#General

Shortcut Action
Cmd C Copy
Cmd X Cut
Cmd V Paste
Cmd Shift V Paste over selection
Space (drag) Pan Canvas
Cmd Shift N New page
Fn Up Previous page
Fn Down Next page
Cmd + Zoom in
Cmd - Zoom out
Ctrl R Toggle rulers
Ctrl P Toggle pixels
Ctrl X Toggle pixel grid
Ctrl G Toggle grid
Ctrl L Toggle layout
Ctrl E Toggle slices
Ctrl F Toggle prototyping
Cmd F Filter in Layer List
Cmd Ctrl K Run custom plugin
Cmd Z Undo
Cmd Shift Z Redo
Cmd N New document
Cmd Shift N New Cloud document
Cmd O Open document
Cmd Shift O Open Cloud document
Cmd W Close window
Cmd S Save document
Cmd Shift S Duplicate document
Cmd Shift Opt S Save document as...
Cmd Shift P Page setup
Cmd , Open Preferences window
Cmd H Hide Sketch
Cmd Q Quit Sketch
Cmd Shift ? Open the Help menu
Cmd P Open Preview window

#Inserting Layers

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

#Selecting Layers

Shortcut Action
Cmd A Select all
Cmd Shift A Select all Artboards
Fn Right Select next Artboard
Fn Left Select previous Artboard
Cmd Shift J Reveal selection in Layer List

#Moving and Resizing Layers

Shortcut Action
Opt Display distance between other layers (while hovering)
Cmd D Duplicate
(arrows) Nudge layer any direction by 1px
Shift (arrows) Nudge layer any direction by 10px
Cmd K Scale layer
Cmd Right/Down Expand by 1px
Cmd Left/Up Contract by 1px
Cmd Shift Right/Down Expand by 10px
Cmd Shift Left/Up Contract by 10px
Ctrl Opt Show distance to baseline or cap height on text layers (while hovering)

#Editing Layers

Shortcut Action
Enter Edit layer
Esc Finish editing
Opt Tab Focus X position input field in the Inspector
Del Delete layer
Cmd Opt C Copy style
Cmd Opt V Paste style
Ctrl S Sync shared style
Opt Ctrl S Reset shared style
W Add link to Artboard
F Toggle fill
B Toggle border
Ctrl C Pick color
0-9 Edit layer opacity
Cmd Shift T Transform shape
Cmd Shift R Rotate layer
Cmd Ctrl M Use as mask
Cmd Esc Return to instance
Cmd Opt U Union multiple layers
Cmd Opt S Subtract multiple layers
Cmd Opt I Intersect multiple layers
Cmd Opt X Difference multiple layers

#Vector Editing

Shortcut Action
Cmd Opt O Open or close path
Tab Selects next point
Opt Show all handle control points
1 Straight point type
2 Mirrored point type
3 Disconnected point type
4 Asymmetric point type

#Text Editing

Shortcut Action
Cmd Shift Opt V Paste as rich text
Cmd T Change typeface
Cmd B Bold
Cmd I Italic
Cmd U Underline
Cmd Opt + Increase font size
Cmd Opt - Decrease font size
Ctrl Opt L Increase character spacing
Ctrl Opt T Decrease character spacing
Cmd Shift [ Align left
Cmd Shift \ Align center
Cmd Shift ] Align right
Cmd Opt Space Emoji and symbols
Cmd Opt O Convert to outlines
Shift Enter Insert a line break

#Arranging Layers

Shortcut Action
Cmd G Group
Cmd Shift G Ungroup
Cmd R Rename layer
Tab Select next layer in group
Shift Tab Select previous layer in group
Enter Selects layer inside group
Esc Selects parent group
Cmd ] Bring forward
Cmd Opt ] Bring to front
Cmd [ Send backward
Cmd Opt [ Send to back
Cmd Shift Opt Up Move up, out of group or Artboard
Cmd Ctrl H Distribute horizontally
Cmd Ctrl V Distribute vertically
Cmd Shift H Hide or show layer
Cmd Shift L Lock or unlock layer

#Exporting Layers

Shortcut Action
Cmd Shift E Export
Cmd E Export selected layer(s)

#Zoom and Focus

Shortcut Action
Cmd 0 Zoom to 100%
Cmd 1 Zoom to all elements on Canvas
Cmd 2 Zoom to selected layer(s)
Cmd 3 Center selected layer(s) in Canvas
Shift ` Temporarily zoom out to 100%
Cmd Ctrl F Toggle full screen
Cmd Opt 1 Show or hide Layer list
Cmd Opt 2 Show or hide Inspector
Cmd . Enter presentation mode
Cmd Opt T Show or hide Toolbar

#Text Fields

Shortcut Action
Opt Tab Focus Inspector
Tab Select next field
Shift Tab Select previous field
Enter Confirm change
Esc Clear change
Up Increase value by 1
Down Decrease value by 1
Shift Up Increase value by 10
Shift Down Decrease value by 10
Opt Up Increase value by 0.1
Opt Down Decrease value by 0.1

#Miscellaneous

Shortcut Action
Shift Launch Sketch with all plugins disabled (hold on startup)
Cmd Ctrl D Detach from Symbol
Cmd Ctrl Opt D Detach all contents from Symbol
Cmd Shift D Refresh Data
Cmd Ctrl R Run last-used plugin again
0-9 With a gradient stop selected, position it between 0% and 100%
= Position selected gradient stop directly between two existing stops

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