Sketch Beta

Latest version: 53 (72224) - Released

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Requires macOS High Sierra (10.13.4) or newer

New in Sketch 53

  • Performance Major performance improvements when working with complex documents containing many prototyping flows.
  • Fill Popover All-new fill popover with improved features and collapsible sections.
  • Override Management You can now manage which overridable properties appear directly in the Symbol’s master.
  • Overrides Overrides in Symbols can now be selected via the Layer List, and in the Canvas when the Symbol instance is selected.
  • Snapping Improvements Snapping has been much improved overall when moving or resizing layers.


  • Improved prototyping playback by now remembering the scroll position of the previous screen when going back
  • You can now copy color preset values to the clipboard in various formats
  • Improved management of Data sources and suppliers in Preferences and menus
  • Noise fill tab has been removed and can be applied via the Image fill presets
  • Improved performance when adjusting Inspector properties for multiple selected layers
  • Further improved the appearance of Layer List icons for non-Retina displays
  • Long Symbol titles are now truncated as expected in the Update Components view
  • Color presets added to Document Colors are now included in Libraries
  • Further improved performance in the Canvas for documents containing many Artboards
  • Sketch now hides the other resize handles when resizing a layer
  • Grid and Layout visibility can now be toggled for all selected Artboards
  • Added the ability to navigate to a Symbol override’s master from the Inspector
  • Improved the way available updates to remote Libraries are reported in Sketch
  • Improved the Convert to Outlines feature where both differently colored subranges of text and decorations, such as underlines, are now retained
  • Improved snapping while resizing Artboards so they can now snap to their contents
  • Improved snapping while resizing multiple layers to indicate equal distances between the selection and other nearby layers
  • Improved the way shapes resize after being flipped on their axis
  • Improved Smart Guides performance when interacting with multi-selections in complex documents
  • Fill presets can now be named and viewed in list, as well as grid view
  • Added new Artboard preset sizes for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
  • Improved snapping for rotated layers
  • Layers moved within nested groups now snap to the edges of their parent Artboard
  • When a Symbol is detached a background layer is now created to represent the background color of the Symbol master
  • Nested imported Symbols can now be detached by pressing the Option key while detaching their parent Symbol
  • Selection handles are now hidden while moving layers around the Canvas
  • When joining open paths with curves, those curves are now better respected
  • Closing a curved path will join the ends with a curve segment
  • Support has been included to view color values in HSL
  • Solid color presets are now visible when viewing the gradient picker
  • Frequently used images can now be selected from the Image tab in the Fill Popover
  • Added more Artboard presets for Paper Sizes A0 - A3
  • You can now open documents and select layers directly via the Sketch url scheme

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where imported WebP images with transparency wouldn’t appear as expected
  • Fixed a bug where rotated lines could disappear when resizing their parent group
  • Fixed a rendering bug where layer resize handles would appear to lag behind the layer’s content when moved
  • Fixed a bug where Library Update previews would render in mismatched color profile
  • Fixed a bug where a Symbols page wouldn’t be created in certain cases when unlinking imported Symbols
  • Fixed a bug where checkmarks wouldn’t always be displayed in submenus for applied Style overrides
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on macOS High Sierra when copying Artboards containing paths from imported PDFs
  • Fixed a bug where Hotspot layers created from rotated layers might not be shown as expected in the Canvas
  • Fixed a bug where Symbol instances with background colors wouldn’t be rendered in prototypes with fixed headers
  • Fixed a bug where copying and pasting an Artboard containing a Symbol with Hotspot would not show the flow instantly
  • Fixed a bug where Slice background colors wouldn’t be included in exports when selecting to Export group contents only
  • Fixed a bug where the appearance of bitmap layers might differ from image fills even when their adjusted opacity values matched
  • Fixed a bug where borders with particular opacity values might appear as if they were clipped
  • Fixed a bug where Grids and Layouts might appear to visible beyond the edges of their Artboard in rare cases
  • Fixed a bug where a text contained within a fixed width text layer would change its position unexpectedly when resizing
  • Fixed a bug where an open path would be closed if resized as part of a group
  • Fixed a bug where resizing multiple small layers at small sizes could have them jump between pixels
  • Fixed various bugs with rotated gradients in SVG exports
  • Fixed a bug where rotated gradients weren’t rotated as expected in SVG imports
  • Fixed a bug where the winding rule for a complex path’s fill might be ignored when importing SVGs
  • Fixed a bug where nested Symbols and Shared Styles wouldn’t always be sorted in menus as expected, especially when spaces were used in the nested naming structure
  • Fixed a bug where applied Shared Style overrides weren’t retained when copying and pasting Symbols between documents
  • Fixed a bug where a Shared Style created from a text layer that had been converted to outlines wrongly listed the Layer Style as a being Text Style instead
  • Fixed a minor glitch which could occur when snapping to two different edges at once
  • Fixed a bug that prevented layers from snapping to the baseline of a flipped text layer
  • Fixed a bug where Export specs applied to a selected Artboard would be removed when creating a Symbol from the Artboard
  • Fixed a bug where Lines couldn’t be locked to all expected angles when inserted while holding the Shift key
  • Fixed a bug where dragging Symbols across the Canvas would cause performance degradation in some complex documents
  • Fixed a bug where selected points in the vector editor wouldn’t snap to the edges of their Artboard
  • Fixed a bug where Smart Guides might be shown when inserting layers even when they were set to be hidden
  • Fixed a bug where resizing a line wouldn’t snap to the edges of its Artboard
  • Fixed a bug where snap lines might not appear correctly at certain zoom levels
  • Fixed various issues where detached instances wouldn’t look identical to their Symbol master
  • Fixed a bug where selected Text Styles weren’t properly applied while editing text layers
  • Fixed a bug where distributing points in the vector editor on an Artboard with negative positional values could unexpectedly resize the path
  • Fixed a bug where the Join command wouldn’t join flipped paths together properly
  • Fixed a bug where Sketch could become unresponsive when detaching many Symbol instances
  • Fixed a bug where shadows with a negative spread in Symbol instances were clipped
  • Fixed a bug where dashed borders could cause shapes to cast the wrong shadow
  • Fixed a bug where group bounds might be incorrect after scaling layers inside them
  • Fixed a bug where removing segments from a flipped path with the Scissor tool would reset the transform

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