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Sketch is a vector graphics design software developed by Bohemian Coding for Mac computers. Sketch is mainly aimed at professionals working in the field of web/apps design and the interactive multimedia field, it comes with an excellent package of features like; bitmap editing, pixel zoom, snap to pixel, support for multiple pages and any number of artboards, grids and grid tools, layer styles and symbols.

Learning Sketch is very helpful for anyone working or willing to start working in the field of web/apps design.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between the best free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Sketch, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can start from and follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Sketch) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Sketch from Scratch

Level Up Tutorials

Level Up Tutorials is the first free outlet where beginners can start learning Sketch 3 online through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 19 lessons, each lesson covers certain topics in Sketch 3.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to a new page where the video lesson resides.

 1 - level up tutorial sketch 3 trainingNow, the pros and cons;

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.
  3. The training covers most of the topics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using Sketch 3.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover the latest release of Sketch 3, though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Sketch 3 online through video tutorials.

LearnSketch.com YouTube Channel

LearnSketch.com YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Sketch through video tutorial.

Structure: The training is divided into 15 video lessons, each video lesson covers a certain topic in Sketch 3.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

2 - LearnSketch.com YouTube Channel sketch trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well-organized for beginners.

Verdict: This is a very good outlet for beginners to start learning Sketch 3 online through video tutorials.

Tuts Plus

Tuts Plus is the thrird free online outlet where beginners can start learning Sketch online through a text based tutorial, at the time of writing this post the training entitled “The A to Z of Sketch” was the best choice for beginners. You don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into alphabetical sections from A to Z and as the name implies, each section covers certain tools in Sketch that start with that letter.

Interface: The interface is quite simple, , you click on that tool you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to a web page that covers that tool thoroughly.

 3 - tuts plus sketch trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-organized and structured for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover the latest release of Sketch. though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Sketch online through a text based tutorial.

Google Design (Medium)

Google Design (Medium) is the fourth free online outlet where beginners can start learning Sketch 3 through a text based tutorial, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: There’s no real structure for this training. it’s a learn by doing style where beginners will learn about Sketch 3 through creating an icon.

Interface: The interface is quite simple, the entire tutorial lies in a single webpage.

4 - design by google on medium sketch trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well- structured for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover the latest release of Sketch 3. though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is a good outlet for beginners to start learning Sketch online through a text based tutorial.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Sketch:

  1. Level Up Tutorials is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Sketch through video tutorial.
  2. Tuts Plus is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Sketch through a text tutorial.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning Sketch.