Chapter 2 Artboards, Layers, and Styling

In comparison to Adobe Photoshop, layers in Sketch tend to feel quite tangible—as if you could effortlessly mold them into shape with your fingers. Point-and-click actions are very smooth, even though keyboard shortcuts make up most of the interactions, and styling layers is a total breeze from start to finish.

In this chapter, we’re going to discuss the magic of Artboards, as well as take a deeper look into the different types of layers and how we style them using the Inspector.


If you’ve been using Photoshop almost exclusively up until now, you might not be too familiar with Artboards. Illustrator has used Artboards for years, but Photoshop only added the functionality in 2015 in an effort ...

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