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Jump Start Sketchh Book - Get Up To Speed With Sketch In A Weekend




Book Details 
             TitleJump Start Sketchh Book
      ISBN-10942878347
         Author: Daniel Schwarz
     Publisher: SitePoint Pty. Ltd
    Language: English
        SubjectDesign
No. of pages: 158
         Format: PDF, EPUB



Preface

Sketch is a vector-based design app that has become a well-established tool for interface designers, mainly due to its ability to export assets in a variety of resolutions.

It takes web and app design to a new level, thanks to its minimalist approach to software design and intuitive features such as Smart Guides, Shared Styles and the ability to export layers on a whim.
Sketch offers features that are particularly important to user interface designers: an improved method of aligning layers or even entire components; the ability to export layers in a variety of resolutions; the functionality to save styles that can be reused time and time again; and, perhaps most importantly, ways to accomplish these things without having to dig through menus or to use complex keyboard shortcuts.

Not only has Photoshop started to adopt some of Sketch’s most useful concepts, but Sketch has begun to return the favor. An intense rivalry is forcing a huge shift in the way we design for screens—at a rate so accelerated that it’s a particularly exciting time to be a user interface designer.
For the number crunchers out there, the Subtraction Design Tools Survey1 explains that 34% of designers use Sketch for interface design, in comparison to the 29% that use Adobe Photoshop. It could be argued that Photoshop is only just behind Sketch because Photoshop (along with the other Adobe apps) is available for both Windows and Mac, while Sketch is only available to Mac OS X users.

What Sketch Is

Sketch is a Mac app that’s particularly popular for designing user interfaces. Being a vector-based tool, it’s also well suited to icon and logo design. It plays a similar role to Adobe’s Illustrator and Fireworks apps (the latter of which has now been abandoned by Adobe).

Bohemian Coding, the company behind Sketch, says it has no plans to make a Windows OS counterpart, because Sketch is built on native Mac OS code that allows extra functionality, such as version history. Not only does that also keep Sketch running smoothly, but it means Bohemian Coding can design Sketch to look and feel like a Mac app.

Why Sketch Gets Compared with Photoshop

From a practical point of view, comparing Sketch (a user interface design tool) with Photoshop (a photo manipulation tool) doesn’t make sense. However, designers do compare them, because Photoshop has long been an industry standard for designers of all types. In the past, there was less of a focus on user interface design, and thus there weren’t apps catering for it specically.


Photoshop is the main tool that Sketch users have been switching from, so that’s what Sketch tends to be compared with, even though Photoshop doesn’t look or act much like Sketch. Being a vector-based app not originally designed to manipulate photos, Sketch is more akin to Fireworks and Illustrator than to Photoshop. 

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