Sketch Beta

Latest version: 52 (65972) - Released

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Try out the latest features and improvements in Sketch Beta and let us know what you think. To report bugs or send feedback, simply click on Help in the Sketch Beta menu and choose Contact Customer Support.

If you find a regression in this beta, please submit a detailed bug report and to say thanks, we’ll add an extra three months to your license.

Requires macOS High Sierra (10.13.4) or newer

New in Sketch 52

  • UI Redesign Sketch now has a totally redesigned interface, improving usability and readability across the app.
  • Improved Performance Sketch is now more responsive when editing complex documents, rendering the Canvas, and selecting Symbols with many overrides.
  • Dark Mode We’ve added Dark Mode to Sketch for macOS Mojave.
  • Nested Boolean Operations Boolean Operations can now be applied to text layers, shapes with outlines, and Symbols.
  • Data You can now link layers to data sources on your Mac or use a custom plugin to create and generate text, images and other data in your documents.


  • Improved the way of selecting which Artboard with Start Point should be displayed in Prototyping Preview
  • Updated rendering pipeline to take advantage of GPU, providing improved rendering performance, especially when manipulating smaller layers
  • Layers now snap to similar measurements of nearby layers only when those layers are visible in the viewport while resizing
  • Copied CSS and SVG code no longer contains unnecessary defs groups and comments
  • Improved SVG import to respect specified viewport sizes
  • Inserting new layers will now snap only to existing layers that are visible
  • Inserting new layers will now also snap to text baseline and cap-height
  • Improved snapping behaviours when inserting and editing layers
  • While rotating multiple objects, selected layers are now rotated around the Rotate tool’s pivot point rather than rotating independently of one another
  • You can now override a nested Symbol with Symbols that match the instance’s size as well as the master’s size
  • Shadows and outer borders used by applied Symbol overrides are no longer clipped
  • Added the ability to reset all edited overrides on a Symbol instance
  • Added new Artboard preset sizes for iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 displays
  • Added a new Offset Path option in Layer > Path to expand or contract the outline of a selected shape
  • Added option to remove all export options in the Inspector
  • Added the ability to create dotted lines with borders
  • The offset duplicated layers preference is ignored when duplicating immediately after Option-dragging a layer
  • Added a new Saturation control to Background Blur
  • Added support for “Plus Darker” and “Plus Lighter” blend modes
  • Default Layout and Grid colors are now red

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where combining layers in transformed shape groups would unexpectedly reverse an applied transform
  • Fixed a bug where Symbol previews wouldn’t respect the selected Color Profile
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when importing certain PDF files
  • Fixed a bug where pressing the Escape key on a Symbol’s override would deselect its instance
  • Fixed a bug where trailing semicolons in the Radius field would prevent changes to the entered value
  • Fixed a bug where the prototyping UI and Artboard titles could be hidden when encompassed by click-and-drag selections
  • Fixed a bug where Quick Look previews wouldn’t be generated when saving Sketch documents
  • Fixed a bug where moving a text layer would re-render other text layers visible in the Canvas
  • Fixed a bug where resizing layers within a group wouldn’t snap to other objects or measurements as expected
  • Fixed a bug where labels on measurement and distance guides for flipped layers might appear upside down 🙃
  • Fixed a bug where Lines and open paths with arrow markers wouldn’t snap to guides
  • Fixed a bug where layers with locked sizes wouldn’t snap to other objects while being resized
  • Fixed a bug where flipping a layer in the Canvas could cause the layer to be resized disproportionately
  • Fixed a bug where resizing Artboards could pixel-fit layers previously positioned on sub-pixels
  • Fixed a bug where resizing a group containing one or more rotated layers would result in unexpected dimensions
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when importing certain SVG files
  • Fixed a bug where updating certain complex Shared Styles could fail
  • Fixed a bug where inserting a Vector Point would snap to itself
  • Fixed a bug where shadows and borders used by applied Symbol overrides might appear as if they’re clipped
  • Fixed a bug where Symbol masters may be duplicated if they were edited before a previously copied instance was pasted
  • Fixed a bug where list styling wouldn’t be included in Text Styles
  • Fixed a bug where undoing the deletion of an Artboard would unexpectedly select both the Artboard and all of its content
  • Fixed a bug where points along complex paths could have been removed when exiting the vector editor
  • Fixed a bug where you couldn’t measure against a ruler guide if Show Grid was enabled
  • Fixed a rare bug where the rulers would stretch unexpectedly while resizing the document window
  • Fixed a bug where multiple different presets could be selected as the default in the Presets preferences
  • Fixed a bug where newly added pages might not be named correctly in certain cases
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Magic Wand tool
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