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Sketch App vs Photoshop

  • # March 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I have been using Photoshop since forever on my designs. But I recently was introduced to [Sketch App](http://www.bohemiancoding.com/sketch/ “”) by Bohemiancoding. So far i’m loving it. It’s super fast and intuitive to learn. It’s all vector based which is perfect for creating svg’s. I’m currently running the beta version and there are a few bugs here and there especially when scaling complex shapes or groups but nothing that Photoshop doesn’t struggle with anyway.

    To be honest I feel at the moment that i’d quite happily swap Sketch app for Photoshop. There are a few things I would love to have in Sketch App to make it a complete replacement, things like layer and group styles, but I heard these are in development – speaking of development the app is updated every other day with bug fixes and new features, it’s for sure well supported. It’s £34.99 which is nothing in comparison to Photoshop…

    I created some vector based social icons using Sketch feel free to download them there are .png .pdf .svg .esp ever the orginal .sketch file for those who have it! [http://www.neilorangepeel.com/free-social-icons/](http://www.neilorangepeel.com/free-social-icons/ “”)

    Anyone else tried Sketch App? Do you think it could compete with PS

    # March 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    We tend to use Photoshop as a ‘genera;’ website “design” / mock-up tool but that isn’t what Adobe actually designed it for.

    Adobe will tell you that’s why they have Illustrator/Fireworks/PS…hence, the Creative Suite.

    General vector image are the forte (including export to SVG) of, obviously, Illustrator.

    # March 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Our designer just switched over to using Sketch. He demo’d it for me. I can’t wait to be able to work from it.

    # March 13, 2013 at 2:10 am

    @Paulie_D yeah funny how we’ve all hacked PS for mockups I still have PS CS6 and can always do the odd job in there, especially for photo editing. But all my design bits I have been using Sketch and i’m enjoying more everyday.

    @TheDoc Let me know what you think when you get your hands on it

    # March 13, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Downloaded the Try version, but cant see the setup.

    # March 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Are you on a Mac or PC? I believe its a Mac only app. The developers are super active on twitter so maybe hit them up for help? [@sketchapp](https://twitter.com/sketchapp “”)

    # March 13, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Am on a PC. Ok. Back to Illustrator.

    # March 13, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I will try to work on Sketch App. :)

    # March 13, 2013 at 11:09 am

    @CodeGraphics Ah sorry about that

    @fastpurplemedia yeah give it a go definitly worth a download and a play around

    **Disclaimer** I don’t actually work for these guys ;)

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