Importing and Migrating Content

Take your design files to the next level in Studio. Studio allows a 1:1 import of Sketch files. Alternatively, you can copy/paste from Sketch into Studio. Studio also supports SVG import, copy/paste styles, and copy/paste images. Additional formats will be supported over time.


To import a Sketch file to Studio:

1. Drag and drop your Sketch file in the Studio launcher window, or click File then Import… and choose your Sketch file. The import keyboard shortcut is ⇧⌘O.
2. It may take a few moments for your file to import.

There are some features of Sketch that don’t directly translate to Studio. As a result, you may see subtle differences between your original Sketch document and the imported version in Studio. Learn more about differences you might see during import.


Copy/pasting from Sketch is as simple as selecting artboards, elements, or groups, clicking Copy (CMD+C) and then clicking Paste (CMD+V).

Everything in the Sketch inspector besides the position and interactions palettes will be copied, including:

- Blending
- Opacity
- Corner radius
- Fills
- Strokes
- Shadows
- Inner shadows
- TextAttributes
- Size
- Weight
- Font
- Letter-spacing
- Line-height
- Color

Layers that have had their vectors manipulated are imported as paths rather than the shape they named inside of Sketch. Sketch keeps path points for all “shapes;” Studio does not.


Inside studio, you can copy the following:

- Layer(s) and artboards
- Page(s)

These objects can be pasted as layers to any studio window. Additionally, a “snap” of the copied objects are put on the clipboard in the TIFF format. These can be in turn be pasted to programs like Freehand and Sketch.


Studio also supports pasting a other types of objects:

- Symbols
Images types such as JPGs, PNGs, and BMPs
- Plain text

When these objects are pasted, they are converted to the following types in Studio:

- We copy and paste symbols and turn them into components. If you copy a Symbol Instance, we also bring over the Symbol Master. If you just copy a symbol Master, we bring it over alone.
The only thing to note, is if you copy the same Symbol Instance or Symbol Master over and over again, we will continue to make new Component Definitions off of them, as there is no way to track which Symbol was already imported and what was not.

- Rasterized images (JPGs, etc): These are imported as images.

- Plain Text: Text is imported without formatting.


SVG is a common vector file format that can be exported by many different design tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, etc. This makes SVG ideal for importing vector content from these applications since Studio cannot import their file formats directly.

For help exporting to SVG from your design tool, see the following help documents for some of the more common design tools:

- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- Figma

At this time, Studio only supports fills, strokes and stop-color CSS styles, #id and .class CSS selectors for styling elements.