Moving to Sketch from Adobe Photoshop
This was a big deal. Photoshop had been a part of my daily workflow as an interface designer for as long as I could remember. After 30 days, the choice was clear — I was all in for Sketch.
Here are just a few reasons that pushed me to make a permanent change:
- Artboards & Pages. The ability to organize multiple artboards and pages makes navigating and finding the elements you're looking for a breeze.
- Symbols. The ability to create and edit an element, then have the ability to reuse it easily across artboards & pages, or even multiple documents, was a game changer.
- Rendering. Sketch renders elements and text as you would see them on the web. Photoshop misses the mark here.
- File size. Sketch files are small, whereas Photoshop outputs massive files.
- It's built for interface design.
To be fair, Photoshop was never meant to be used for interface designers — it was meant for photo editing. As designers for the web, we did't have a dedicated tool, so we bastardized Photoshop to fit our needs.