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2.2 Text and Layer Styles

This lesson is all about Text and Layer Styles, two key components that help keep your designs consistent. After this lesson, you’ll be able to incorporate them in your projects.

Key learnings

  • With Text and Layer Styles you can store and reuse styles across different shape and text layers within your designs.

  • Every time you update a Layer or Text Style, it will update every layer that uses it.

  • You can create and edit your Layer and Text Styles in the Components view.

Lesson files

  • How do you duplicate a document?

    To duplicate a document to your Workspace, click on Three dots in the top bar and choose Duplicate to My Drafts. Have fun!


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Joseph Todaro

Head of Video at Sketch

Joseph is our Head of Video at Sketch. He brings over a decade of product, design, and education experience. Before joining Sketch, he was a Senior Product Designer at InVision and was also responsible for the design education courses for InVision Studio and DSM.

While designing in-flight entertainment software at Fuse IFX, he migrated his team to Sketch – a tool that would go on to change the way he works. Eventually, he founded as a side project to share his knowledge and passion for the tool.

Joseph currently teaches UI and UX design at the Laguna College of Art and Design. He continues to share resources with the design community through projects like,, and

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