Workflow for PDF exports on Sketch

over 3 years ago from , Designer

I work at a startup where we create web banners and as always there is usually an initial period where we mockup designs, place them on the website screenshots and send them over for review. For this I typically export to pdf from sketch but because of the gradient bug (where sketch applies a fill to gradients with transparency) I flatten the designs within sketch first. Exporting 1x pdfs result in massively sized pages and constraining the width results in antialised linework. Has any of you folks managed to get a workflow with impeccable pdf export? If not, has anyone got any advice as to how I can get client docs with utmost fidelity (final file does not have to be a pdf)?


  • katie fricks, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    I always do the following:

    1. Collapse my artboards in the left nav
    2. Highlight all the artboards in the left nav. go to file > export. export as jpgs to a folder named "jpgs for pdf"
    3. Drop all the files from the "jpgs for pdf" folder into acrobat to automatically create a PDF with all the files.
    4. Save and send!

    It's not my favorite workflow, but it gets me by. Just did it 5 minutes ago actually!

    If anyone out there has a better solution, please let me know!

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    • Umit Kayabas, over 3 years ago

      But then Acrobat cannot really create the crispest JPEG populated pdf's in my experience. I am inclined to just export rasters and present that way at this point. Please let me know if you have a failsafe process when it comes to exporting good quality pdf's with raster content.

      Thanks a ton for the reply!

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