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The Inspector

In the Inspector, you’ll find settings for any layers you’ve selected, or controls for the tool you’re using. The Inspector hides and shows these controls and settings based on what you have selected or what you’re doing.

An annotated image showing the different parts of the Inspector.
  1. Alignment options. These become active when you select two or more layers.
  2. Layer properties. These controls let you change the position, size and rotation of layers, as well as flip them.
  3. Radius. You can choose to round or smooth corners in rectangles or squares.
  4. Resizing Constraints. You’ll see these controls if you’ve selected a layer within a group or Artboard Artboard.
  5. Prototyping. These controls allow you to add target Artboards Artboard in your prototypes, animate your interactions and fix a layer’s position when scrolling.
  6. Appearance. You can use the Appearence controls to create, update, or detach your Layer StylesLayer Styles.
  7. Styling. The Styling tools let you control how your layers look. To add a new Style, click the add button next to the section title for the style you want to use. When you’ve added styles, you can hide them by deselecting the checkbox next to them. To remove a style altogether, deselect its checkbox and click the trash icon that appears.
  8. Exporting. The quickest way to export your work from the Mac app is to choose Share > Export… from the menu, or press E, to bring up the Export dialog. Select the items you want to export, then click Export to open the MacOS Save dialog.
Last updated on 05 May 2021

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