Puzzle Tokens

Apply design tokens to Sketch styles

v8.1.0 is compatible with Sketch 3.0.0

Puzzle Tokens

Puzzle Tokens is a Sketch plugin to specify and apply design tokens (in LESS or SCSS format) to Sketch layers (with shared styles) with auto styles preview generation.

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  1. Check provided examples
  2. Unarchive and install
  3. Download and install Node.js
  4. Instal less or sass using the following Terminal commands:
sudo -s
npm i less -g
npm i sass -g
  1. Now you're good to go!


  1. Download Example 1.
  2. Open Library.sketch file in Sketch.app
  3. Run Plugins > Puzzle Tokens > Apply Design Tokens menu command
  4. Specify LESS file according to screenshot
  1. Repeat the same operation, but select "tokens-blue.less" file. See how styles and widgets look now.


The following CSS styles are supporting.

// Text Layers

.TextStyle {
    // Sketch only styles
    pt-paragraph-spacing:  23.33;
    // CSS native styles
    font-size:             12px;   
    font-family:           "Open Sans";     // or "Open Sans","Times New Roman"
    font-weight:           bold;            // or extra-light, light, regular, medium, semibold, bold
    font-style:            italic;          // or normal
    line-height:           1.0;             // or 1.2 or 1.5 or any other mulitplier for font-size OR 10px
    color:                 #FFFFFF;         // HEX value or any other CSS-compatible color values, such as red or black
    opacity:               63%;             // supported "63%" or "0.42"
    text-transform:        uppercase;       // "uppercase", "lowercase", "none"
    text-decoration:       underline;       // "underline", "line-through"
    text-align:            left;            // "left", center", "right", "justify"
    vertical-align:        top;             // "top", "middle", "bottom"
    letter-spacing:        10px;            // <value>px OR "normal"

// Shape layers

.ShapeStyle {
    // SKETCH only properties
    border-line-end:            butt;      // butt / round / projecting
    border-line-join:           miter;     // miter / round / bevel
    border-start-arrowhead:     openarrow; // none / openarrow / filledarrow / opencircle / filledcircle / opensquare / filledsquare
    border-end-arrowhead:       openarrow; // none / openarrow / filledarrow / opencircle / filledcircle / opensquare / filledsquare                  

    /// CSS native properties
    background-color:      #B0AFB1;
    background-color:      linear-gradient(45deg, #000000,#B0AFB4);
    background-color:      linear-gradient(134deg, #004B3A 0%, #2D8B61 51%, #9BD77E 100%);
    opacity:               63%;       // "63%" or "0.42"
    border-color:          #000000;
    border-width:          2px;
    border-style:          dotted;    // dotted OR dashed
    border-position:       center;    // center OR inside OR outside

    box-shadow:            0 10px 20px 2 #FF00FF;
    box-shadow:            inset 0 10px 20px 2 rgba(0,0,0,0.1);
    box-shadow:            0 10px 20px 2 rgba(0,0,0,0.1), inset 0 10px 20px 2 rgba(0,0,0,0.1);
    // !!ATTENTION!!
    // Shared styles don't include radius property,
    // still you can set the radius-border for a style.
    // Border radius will be reapplied to layers
    // through style assigned to it. You can also
    // apply it to the layers or symbols directly.

    border-radius:         5px;
    border-radius:         5px 5px 0 0;

// Text & Shape Layer Common Properties
    // Sketch only styles
    -pt-layer-type:          text; // "layer" or "text" // Usefull to help PT to understnand the type of the layer
    -pt-pin-left:            true; // "true" or "false
    -pt-pin-right:           true; // "true" or "false          
    -pt-pin-top:             true; // "true" or "false
    -pt-pin-bottom:          true; // "true" or "false
    -pt-fix-size-height:     true; // "true" or "false
    -pt-fix-size-width:      true; // "true" or "false

    // The following properties are not a part of shared styles.
    // Bu you can set these properties for a shared style.
    // These properties will be reapplied to layers
    // through style assigned to it. You can also
    // apply it to the layers or symbols directly.

    margin-top:             10px;
    margin-left:            10px;
    margin-right:           10px;
    margin-bottom:          10px;
    width:                  100px;
    height:                 100px;        

// Group & SymbolMaster Properties
    -pt-smartlayout:         LeftToRight; // LeftToRight OR HorizontallyCenter OR RightToLeft OR TopToBottom 
                                          // OR VerticallyCenter OR BottomToTop

    // Required Properties
    image:                 ~"images/new-logo.jpg";  // OR transparent
    // Optional Properties
    border-color:          white;
    border-width:          3px;
    box-shadow:            0 10px 20px 2 #FF00FF;
    width:                 100px;  // OR 50 %
    height:                100px;  // OR 50 %
    top:                   11px;
    bottom:                22px;
    left:                  2px;
    right:                 33px;

You can look into more examples to get familiar with the plugin.

Supported Targets

You can update the following Sketch objects.

// Update shared style
.MyStyles .Group .Style1{
    color: #FFFFFF;

// Update symbol child style properties
#MySymbols #Buttons #Submit{
        color: #FFFFFF;

// Update artboard child style properties
#MyArtboard #Group1{
        color: #FFFFFF;

// Assign shared style to artboard/symbol child
#MySymbols #Buttons #Submit{
        sktext-style: "MyStyle/Group/Style1";
        sklayer-style: "MyStyle/Group/Back";

Required Style Properties

To apply text style you need to defined at least one of the following properites:

  • color
  • font-family
  • font-size
  • font-weight
  • text-transform
  • text-align
  • vertical-align
  • pt-paragraph-spacing

For layer style:

  • background-color
  • border-color
  • box-shadow
  • border-radius
  • opacity

To create _image:

  • image

To assign shared style to layer:

  • sklayer-style
  • sktext-style

Sketch versions supported

Some styles, such as text font/transformation/etc require Sketch 53 or later. You're safe using the latest stable Sketch version to get the plugin working.



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About this plugin

ingrammicro published this plugin 24d ago.

v8.1.0 is the latest version.

Native updates are supported within Sketch.app.