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Sketch training class

This Sketch course provides participants with the skills for creating interactive, high-fidelity prototypes in the user experience (UX) process. The Sketch training provides hands-on experience with the tools and capabilities of this powerful prototyping tool. Participants learn to use the Layer list and Inspector to quickly create and re-use components in Sketch, enabling the sharing of website and app designs for testing and review. This Sketch workshop emphasizes foundation skills that are useful for Sketch users, and utilizes hands-on projects.

For questions about this Sketch class, or to discuss a private or customized Sketch training workshop, contact American Graphics Institute at 781-376-6044 or use the chat option.

Sketch training class Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
Sketch training class


American Graphics Institute
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
150 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2019-03-05 16:23:06 $495.00
Sketch training class


American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online
2019-05-23 10:11:22 $495.00
Sketch training class


American Graphics Institute
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
150 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2019-03-05 16:24:40 $495.00
Sketch training class


American Graphics Institute
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2019-05-23 09:39:38 $495.00
Getting to know Sketch
  • Sketch Overview 
  • Workspace Overview
  • Using the Toolbar, Layer List, and the Inspector
  • Understanding pages and layers
  • Working with artboards in the infinite canvas
Navigating Sketch pages and artboards
  • Viewing, Zooming, Pixel Preview, Pixel Zoom
  • Precision placement using rulers, grids, and guides
  • Preferences for best viewing
  • Helpful keyboard shortcuts
Sketch Artboards in detail
  • Creating, naming, and editing artboards
  • Creating backgrounds for your artboards
  • Aligning and distributing your artboards
  • Adding scrolling to your artboard
Using Sketch layers
  • Adding and naming layers
  • Selecting and moving layers
  • Grouping and ungrouping
  • Rearranging the stacking order of layers
Creating shapes and other objects in Sketch
  • Creating and editing objects
  • Using Boolean tools to customize shapes
  • Changing properties such as fill, border, opacity and corners
  • Quick shape keyboard shortcuts
Transforming and positioning Sketch objects
  • Resizing, rotating
  • Setting up resizing constraints
  • Align and distribute
  • Rotating multiple layers
Creating fills, strokes and borders in Sketch
  • Selecting and creating Local and Global colors
  • Opacity and blending
  • Borders, shadows, and blurs
  • Saving object styles
Creating styles to work efficiently in Sketch
  • Creating layers styles
  • Sharing layer styles
  • Editing and updating styles
  • Using plug-ins to sync styles
Sketch Masking
  • Masking shapes with objects and text
  • Filling shapes with images
Using the Sketch Drawing tools
  • Pen tool
  • Pencil tool
Importing artwork into Sketch from other applications and file formats
  • Import into Sketch from XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, PDF
  • Importing general file formats
  • Importing and editing images
  • Cropping images
  • Removing backgrounds from images
Creating and editing text in Sketch
  • Adding text areas
  • Changing text properties
  • Saving text styles
Saving Sketch artwork as symbols
  • Creating symbols
  • Editing and updating symbols
  • Overriding and detaching symbols
  • Creating and using nested symbols
  • Organizing your symbols for easy access
Creating and using Sketch libraries
  • Using existing libraries
  • Creating your own library
  • Modifying Sketch libraries
  • Enabling and disabling libraries
Prototyping with Sketch
  • Creating links and custom hotspots
  • Breaking and re-directing links
  • Removing all links
  • Testing and previewing
  • Using the Mirror app to test your app on your phone
Saving & exporting Sketch prototypes
  • Saving files
  • Saving templates
  • Sharing files
  • Exporting assets 
  • Exporting to PDF
Helpful Sketch Plug-ins
  • Measuring specs
  • Style library options and more


If attending a Sketch class at our training center, we provide the Sketch app for use during class. We suggest that you have the Sketch app available for you to use after class.

You will receive comprehensive Sketch curriculum for this class developed by the instructors at AGI. Our instructors have authored more than 50 books on web design and development.


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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.

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