Layers

The Layer preferences allow you to dictate the behaviour of layers and groups.

Pixel Fitting

The pixel fitting option will round layers to the nearest whole pixel, and ensures objects don’t sit on fractional pixels when drawing, moving, or resizing.

Enable Click-Through for New Groups

When selected, any new groups created will have their containing layers instantly accessible without the need to hold the Command key to select them. With any group selected, you can individually toggle this option per-group via the Inspector.

You can learn more about the click-through option here.

Close Path When Clicking Opposite End Point

This preference applies when you’re editing open paths in the vector editor. When you click on the first, or last end point, you can determine whether it should close the path, or simply just select the point, allowing you to easily edit the open shape.

Offset Duplicated Layers

By default, Sketch offsets duplicated objects by 10 px from the original. If you deselect this checkbox it will be pasted straight on top of the original.

Rename Duplicated Layers

If selected, Sketch will append “copy” to the layer’s name to ensure the layer name is unique. If unselected, layers will share the same name as the original.

Flatten Bitmaps

This option allows you to select what resolution you would like bitmaps images to be flattened to, with the Layer › Flatten Selection to Bitmap command. If you are using a Retina display, flattening to a 2x resolution is suggested.

Last modified on Oct 02, 2018

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