How can I pick RGBa color codes layers from Sketch layers?

Open a Sketch design and press CTRL + C to use the Eyedropper tool. Move around the canvas and notice that the HEX and RGBa values are changing.

You can also select a layer with a color solid/gradient fill and the Color panel will show up in the left sidebar. Once you click on the color, you can see its HEX and RGBa code values and also access Global or Document colors (swatches).

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Start by switching to the Color picker in the toolbar. Then click on any part of the design. If you want to be pixel perfect, hold your mouse and a mangifying glass will show up so you can position your selection.

When you've chosen the precisely pixel you're picking the color from, release the mouse button and the RGBa code value will be copied to your clipboard.

If you want to change the color code format, go to Design settings/Interface. There you can choose between HEX, HEX8, HSLa, UIColor and RGBa.

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