Expand a shape in Sketch


Question

Is there a way in Sketch to expand a shape? For example, let's say I have an outline of something. I'd like to expand that outline to be a solid shape so I can apply boolean operations to it with other shapes. Is that possible?

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1/23/2014 10:42:00 PM

Accepted Answer

The accepted answer seems to be deprecated as of Sketch 3.6.1

Layer > Paths > Vectorize Stroke is gone, instead now we got Layer > Convert to Outlines

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3/14/2016 8:50:00 AM

EDIT for Sketch 3.6.1

Choose Layer > Convert to Outlines.


Strokes cannot be expanded (currently, v2.4.3). Edit: You can choose vectorize stroke in Layer (or Edit for older version) > Paths > Vectorize Stroke

However, you could create the shape and then use a mask to make the diagonal cut. In the example I have made the mask visible in red (normally this would not be shown).

shape (black/white) with mask(red)

You can create a mask by drawing a single shape (can be constructed using boolean shapes). Then select 'Use as Mask' when ctrl-clicking the layer in the layer pane. Make sure you position the layer right below the layer you want to mask (in the layer pane).


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