Sketch is a lightweight OS X application designed to provide these functionalities in a clean, organized, yet stylish user interface. The app includes vector drawing tools, is able to work with multiple layers, allows you to define your own symbols, and much more.
Effortless to install graphic processor featuring vector tools and multiple layers
Finding your way around Sketch is fairly intuitive, but the developers also provide an extensive online documentation: here you can learn how to work with layers, how to add and edit shapes, how to insert text objects, how to export specific layers, and much more.
Even without the documentation, due to the intuitive user interface, you will start working on your assignments in no time. For your convenience, Sketch also includes a set of templates for various types of projects (iOS App Icon, iOS UI Design, Mac App Icon, or Web Design) and a model (Welcome to Sketch).
Packs basic vector drawing tools, but also includes powerful styling functions
The Sketch main window is separated in various sections: the center is reserved for the canvas, while the left panel displays the list of layers, and the right panel offers all the attributes and customization options for the currently selected object. At the same time, the top toolbar provides buttons for most frequently used tools.
Sketch is able to work with shadows, gradients, blending and blurring tools, allows you to create complex shapes by grouping multiple objects, comes with a powerful text rendering engine, and much more.
Versatile graphic editor that enables you to work with multiple layers and vector objects without having to deal with complex workflows
Sketch provides a variety of efficient tools that enable you to start working on the graphic details for a wide range of project types, in no time. The low resources usage and the intuitive, streamlined workflow recommend it as a trusty companion for your designing endeavors.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan on June 9th, 2014
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- Sketch's file format has changed; documents are now truly single files and can be safely emailed or shared via Dropbox and other services without having to zip them up first
- Creating Masks has been made easier; the Mask-with-Shape button now accepts any combination of layers
- Boolean op'ed shapes' bounds now only include the visible area only, not the total bounds of all subpaths
- Layer snapping has been made smarter, including better text snapping
Application descriptionSketch is an easy to use Mac OS X app featuring a minimalist design based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and l...