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The Sketch Handbook

Everything you ever wanted to know about designing with Sketch on 376 pages.

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About the book

With practical examples, ‘The Sketch Handbook’ will guide you through every aspect of Sketch in 12 jam-packed chapters. Based on the sample project “Visit Austria” – the loveliest places of the Central European country – it will teach you how to design a multi-screen mobile app, a responsive article with different breakpoints, a variety of icons, some fun projects and much, much, more. You will also learn about the most recommended plugins and get many useful tips, tricks and best practices.

Simply put, the book will make you a proficient user of Sketch.

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Who is this book for?

Whether you are a beginner to design or just started to use graphical apps, ‘The Sketch Handbook’ will teach you anything you want to know about Sketch, the best UI design app available. Also, if you have used other apps, like Photoshop or Illustrator, before and want to try out something easier, you should have a look at the book. Even if you are already an intermediate Sketch user, you will find plenty of tips and tricks in this book you didn’t know.

  • Robert K.

    It (The Sketch Handbook) has been extremely useful and certainly worth the investment. The tools you recommend and the tutorials were simply invaluable. I would say that your book should be a necessity in any current UI design course.

  • Iain Houston

    I just wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying your book [...] I'm a designer and developer with decades of experience and I appreciate - require - the level of detail you provide plus your opinion about how best to use the application in practice.

  • Dave Linabury

    Most tech books focus on technique, with examples are difficult to relate to. Christian Krammer really gets it. The Sketch Handbook is instantly useful. I’ve been doing user experience for 19 years and this book gave me a whole new (and better) workflow. My highest recommendations.

  • Amy Travis

    I learned so many practical tips about Sketch in your book! Plus the project orientation helped me think about bigger issues, such as layer organization, managing responsive design, etc. It's often hard to pull those ideas out in a book that's organized more around individual capabilities of a tool.

    Amy Travis
  • Jamie McCue

    [...] I bought the e-book, I think its excellent. Detailed breakdown of all the features particularly Symbols and Responsive.

  • Pierre Arnaud

    Just finished reading the Sketch Handbook [...] by @smashingmag - great content, as always!

Christian Krammer

About the author

Christian Krammer is a web-designer and Sketch app pro. He has run the site sketchtips.info now over almost three years and has published countless tips and tricks about Sketch on that site. Christian also released two Sketch courses on Skillshare. When he’s not fiddling around with Sketch, he loves to spend time with his family or watch a good movie. Follow him on Twitter for some great Sketch tips.

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Also coming as Web Guide on April 1.