The rise of prototyping tools in recent years is undeniable. Designers are harnessing these powerful, yet easy-to-use programs to build functional models of both websites and mobile apps. As such, they have become a vital part of the design process.
Among the most widely-used and well-known prototyping apps is Sketch. This Mac-based program offers tons of built-in features, along with the ability to extend functionality even further through the use of plugins. And today, we’ll show you a new plugin you can use to take things to an even higher level.
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Introducing the Envato Elements Sketch Plugin
Web designers are always looking for tools that increase efficiency. That’s one reason why Sketch has become so widely used within the community; it takes what could be a tedious process and greatly simplifies it.
Now, the Envato Elements Sketch plugin is here to boost everyone’s workflow up to light speed. It provides you with a vast library of free and exclusive design assets that you can use to create amazing user interfaces in a fraction of the time. Everything you need is just a few clicks away.
Sound exciting? Well, it is! Let’s take a look at what this new plugin brings to the table:
Website UI Kits
No need to waste precious time crafting website templates from scratch. With these freely available UI kits, you can choose from a range of templates. This is a perfect solution for those page types we all need, such as landing, contact, about us and more.
You may just be looking for that one perfect block element to complete your prototype. Each kit includes a collection of components which you can import directly onto your artboard; headers, footers, and hero areas–to name but a few.
Mobile UI Kits
Mobile app designers can get their projects off to a running start with a number of high-quality mobile ui kits. You’ll find a variety of full-screen mobile templates that cover all kinds of different use cases, and just like the UI kits each one is named after (wait for it) chemical elements: Selenium, Boron, Sodium, Helium, and so on. Each kit contains plenty of niche components, such as settings and login screens.
No matter what type of app you’re building, there are Envato Elements UI kits that can help you make it both beautiful and unique.
Access to 790,000+ Stock Photos
Photography plays an important role in every creative project. With that in mind, there is some very exciting news for Sketch users.
Your subscription to Envato Elements includes the ability to quickly and easily import premium royalty-free photos directly to your Sketch artboard. The Elements library already includes over 790,000 images, with new items being added weekly, which means you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your needs.
How to Get Started
Adding all of the goodies that come with the Envato Elements Sketch plugin couldn’t be easier. Here’s everything you need to get started:
Download & Install the Plugin
Browse the Available Resources
Once you’ve installed the plugin, you can begin browsing through tons of exclusive free content. Find the perfect blocks, templates and photos for your project.
See something you like? Import it into your Sketch project and start creating! Each element is fully editable, enabling you to build a truly custom experience.
Hooking up Access to Stock Photos
To gain access to the library of stock photos you’ll need to connect your Elements subscription to the plugin. This is done via a token which is generated on the Envato Elements platform.
Follow the link in the plugin:
You’ll be taken to Envato Elements where you can login and generate a token:
Copy the token, paste it into the plugin when prompted, and away you go!
Spend Less Time Searching and More Time Doing
Finding the right UI elements and photos for your projects can require a significant time investment. In turn, you have less time to do the actual work of putting your design together.
That’s what makes the Envato Elements Sketch plugin so appealing. By integrating top-quality resources directly into Sketch, it has the potential to save you an untold amount of time. With just a few clicks, you can import items into your project and never skip a beat.
Give it a try today and start improving your workflow!