How do you tint/lighten a color in Sketch?


Question

I can't figure out how to simply add white to a color in Sketch. In Illustrator this is as simple as making it a spot color and dragging the slider in the Color panel, but Sketch only lets you adjust RGBA and HSBA values.

Do I need to find a plugin to do this?

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2/2/2016 9:24:00 PM

Accepted Answer

There are two ways of doing this, depending on whether you want to be able to preserve the original color or not.

Method 1: Use HSB

Click on the "R G B" label in the color picker, which will toggle the color picker between RGB and HSB:

RGB Color Picker HSB Color Picker

Method 2: Add multiple fills

  1. Click on the "+" button on fill to add a second fill. enter image description here

  2. By default, Sketch will select this fill to be a gradient. Change this to solid. enter image description here

  3. Select white as the color and adjust the opacity appropriately. enter image description here

The result is a lighter version of the color you started with. The advantage to this method is that your original color is preserved as a fill on the object, so it's easy to go back and adjust, and you can blend different colors other than white or even gradients. Note that you can also reorder the fills with drag and drop.

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9/21/2016 1:44:00 AM

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