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New in the Mac app: Align layers to a reference object, duplicate documents and more

Our latest update to the Mac app is here, with two big improvements to aligning layers. First, when you make a multi-layer selection, you can click again on any layer in that selection to make it a reference object. Now, when you use the alignment controls, layers in your selection will align to the reference object you’ve selected.

Second, if you select a single layer and use the alignment controls in the Inspector, it will now align to its immediate parent (whether that’s a group, Artboard or combined shape). If you want to align a single layer to its Artboard rather than its immediate parent, hold down .

This update also brings Mac app support for duplicating Workspace documents to your drafts, along with 1 and 2 shortcuts to switch between the new Design and Prototype tabs in the Inspector.

Finally, as ever, there’s a whole host of smaller improvements to make your Sketch experience even better — from multi-selection support in the Workspace window to negative spreads for inner shadows.