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Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

Lesson 50 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

Lesson 50 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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50. Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

<b>In this lesson we will explore the various boolean operations, subtract, intersect, exclude and pathfinder in Figma.</b>

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction to Figma Essentials

02:53
2

Getting Started with Figma Training

03:06
3

What Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

03:46
4

What's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

05:22
5

What We Are Making In This Figma Course

09:18
6

Class Project 01 - Create Your Own Brief

04:01
7

What is Lo Fi Wireframe vs High Fidelity in Figma?

02:34
8

Creating Our Design File & Introducing Frames In Figma

08:29
9

The Basics Of Type & Fonts In Figma

10:51
10

Rectangles, Circles, Buttons And Rounded Corners In Figma

06:50
11

How To Use Color In Figma

05:45
12

Strokes Plus Updating Color Defaults In Figma

09:28
13

Object Editing And How To Escape In Figma

01:47
14

Scale vs Selection Tool in Figma

02:39
15

Frames vs Groups in Figma

09:24
16

Class Project 02 - Wireframe

03:00
17

Where To Get Free Icons For Figma

09:10
18

Matching The Stroke Of Our Icons

05:16
19

How To Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

04:31
20

Class Project 03 - Icons

03:48
21

How to Use Pages in Figma

08:31
22

How to Prototype in Figma

10:46
23

Prototype Animation and Easing In Figma

10:53
24

Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

05:40
25

Class Project 04 - Testing On Your Phone

03:51
26

What is Smart Animation & Delays in Figma?

08:44
27

Class Project 05 - My First Animation

02:01
28

Sharing & Commenting on a Figma File with Stakeholders

07:10
29

Sharing & Editing With Other Ux Designers In Figma

06:58
30

How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

06:39
31

How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

05:33
32

Class Project 06 - Moodboard

01:26
33

How to Work with Columns & Grids in Figma

13:54
34

Tips, Tricks, Preferences, and Weirdness in Figma

07:21
35

Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

06:34
36

How To Create A Color Palette In Figma

09:02
37

How to Make Gradients in Figma

07:09
38

How to Create & Use Color Styles in Figma

08:01
39

Class Project 07 - Colors & Columns

04:00
40

Fonts on Desktop vs in Browser in Figma

01:30
41

What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

06:01
42

What Common Font Sizes Should I Choose In Web Design?

11:30
43

How to Make Character Styles in Figma

06:36
44

Lorem Ipsum & Placeholder Text In Figma

04:28
45

Useful Things To Know About Text In Figma

09:35
46

How To Fix Missing Fonts In Figma

02:42
47

Class Project 08 - Text

05:19
48

Drawing Tips And Tricks In Figma

09:38
49

Squircle Buttons with ios Rounded Courses In Figma

02:48
50

Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

07:25
51

What Is The Difference? Union vs Flatten In Figma

03:36
52

Class Project 09 - Making Stuff

03:29
53

Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

08:40
54

Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

04:15
55

Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

06:11
56

Masking & Cropping Images In Figma

09:12
57

Free Images & Plugins For Figma

02:31
58

Do You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

10:40
59

Class Project 10 - Images

01:17
60

What Is Autolayout & Expanding Buttons In Figma?

10:27
61

Class Project 11 - Buttons

01:15
62

Auto Layout For Spacing

05:47
63

How To Use Constraints In Figma

08:22
64

Combining Nested Frames Auto Layout & Constraints in Figma

11:54
65

Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

08:27
66

Class Project 12 - Responsive Design

02:19
67

Nice Drop Shadow & Inner Drop Shadow Effects In Figma

05:56
68

Blur Layer, Background Blur & Image Blur in Figma

05:57
69

How to Make Neumorphic UI buttons in Figma

07:37
70

Class Project 13 - Effects

01:53
71

How To Save Locally & Save History In Figma

05:42
72

What are Components in Figma?

06:19
73

Updating, Changing & Resetting Your Components

07:47
74

You Can’t Kill Main Components In Figma

07:22
75

Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

05:02
76

Intro To The Forward Slash / Naming Convention In Figma

08:55
77

Class Project 14 - Components

00:44
78

How To Make Component Variants In Figma

06:41
79

Another Way To Make Variables In Figma

06:14
80

How to Make a Multi Dimensional Variant in Figma

11:13
81

Class Project 15 - Variants

01:41
82

How To Make A Form Using Variants In Figma

12:52
83

Class Project 16 - Form

01:27
84

Putting It All Together In A Desktop Example

19:44
85

How To Add A Popup Overlay Modal In Figma

03:03
86

How To Make & Prototype A Tool Tip In Figma

07:26
87

What are Flows in Figma?

05:39
88

Slide In Mobile Nav Menu Overlay In Figma

03:55
89

Class Project 17 - Prototyping

01:10
90

How To Pin Navigation To The Top In Figma

10:17
91

How To Make A Horizontal Scrolling Swipe In Figma

06:36
92

Automatic Scroll Down The Page To Anchor Point In Figma

04:50
93

What are Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

05:18
94

How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

11:03
95

The Difference Between Animation & Micro Interactions

02:55
96

Animation With Custom Easing In Figma

25:36
97

Class Project 18 - My Second Animation

01:54
98

How To Make Animated Transitions In Figma

12:34
99

Class Project 19 - Page Transition

01:31
100

Micro Interactions Using Interactive Components In Figma

05:54
101

Micro Interaction Toggle Switch In Figma

04:23
102

Micro Interaction Burger Menu Turned Into A Cross In Figma

04:23
103

Class Project 20 - Micro Interaction

01:35
104

How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

04:10
105

How To Export Images Out Of Figma

07:40
106

How To Share Your Document With Clients & Stakeholders

07:09
107

Talking To Your Developer Early In The Figma Design Process

03:55
108

Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

06:07
109

What Are The Next Level Handoffs Aka Design Systems

03:18
110

Class Project 21 - Finish your design

04:57
111

What Next?

06:08

Lesson Info

Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

Hi, everyone. Are you ready for a mildly better drawing tutorial. OK. We're gonna explore Boolean Operations Union Subtract Intersect Exclude. It's very like the pathfinder in Adobe illustrator. But here in fig A here is some really cool perks. Let me show you what they do and what the perks are. Yes, we make a house on fire icon. Anyway, it shows all the different uh bullying operations. It seemed like a good idea. That's why it's there. So in the last couple of videos we did some actual drawing. OK? Using shapes, pen tool. OK? And that's one way of drawing your icons and I don't know U I components, page furniture is another good word for them. OK. Things that are on the page we're gonna use uh what's called a Boolean operation. It's a bad name. I don't like that name. OK? But basically these are the way these booleans work. So let's create a couple of things. I'm gonna go the rectangle tool. OK? I'll draw the base of my house. I'm going to use the polygon tool to draw the top of it.

Now select both of them and say send them and make it like that good enough for me. OK? I'm gonna sleep both of them and I need to pick them to be a nice color. Just cos OK. So Union, what does it do? OK. Cos if I made this and that was my house icon? OK. And be like, yep, that's my house. That's all I need to do. Problem is when I export this, it'll export two shapes. OK? So I'll send this off to my developer and he'll be like, why have you sent me a triangle and a square? We'll do exporting later in the course. But that's a problem. So what you need to do to combine these or to union them is to select both of them. OK? You can select, you can have a bunch of different shapes. It doesn't have to be just two. OK? And this thing appears OK? So without it, not there, one of them, not there two of them, this thing appears our booleans, OK? So drop this down and we're gonna start with union. You're like, look at that kind of smooshed it together. It got rid of the, you know, the two shapes. And now it's one, it's called union. Now we can call this one, I'll call it union cos we're using, we're trying to get used to the names, but this is my house icon and when I export it, it's gonna be one unit. The cool thing about it though is that it's always editable. It's magic. OK? So I can double click it to go inside and look it's separate. OK? But when it exports it's one unit. So it's really handy. You've still got things like I can play around with the border radius. It's my Smurf house. OK? So um come back out and that's the thing that gets exported. So that's what union does. I'm gonna undo actually, I'm gonna copy it, undo it until this goes away because of what I should have done. It. Just made a few different copies. So there we go with this one, this one commandi control D and I'm gonna paste my next one back in. So subtract, let's just go through them real quick. So subtract does that OK? Whoever's on the top, subtracts the bottom. So I drew this thing last. So it's on top. I can kind of see there it is rectangle or is it rectangle bottom and the top of it? So that is on top of my rectangle. If I switch it around, OK. If I say you rectangle are on top, I'm gonna use my square bracket over by the P key. So I know it's on top of everything and I select them both to the exact same thing. OK? Subtract, get a different operation. OK? So whoever's on top will slice out the one behind. OK? Intersect, let's do that one intersect. It's kind of whatever's left over where they overlap, that's what you got left. Exclude. Ok. This one's gonna leave a big hole where they overlap. So you end up, they're kind of their opposites. Intersect. Exclude. All right. That's all very fancy. But you're like, how does it work in? It's gonna give you a bit more of a practical exercise. I thought this was clever. You might not. Ok. So you can keep adding to it. So let's add a rectangle tool. Draw out a chimney if it's a different color. Look what happens if I go to union, you can actually, that's the default one. You can just click the icon. OK? Whatever the top one is, it'll still smash down, but it'll use the top color. OK? So union, you can keep union in things. Let's move it across now. So subtract. OK? So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna grab my rectangle tool. I'm gonna drag it out here for my door and because I can go back to my selection tool and zoom in a little bit. So I can see my dots. I can go like this and then go to these two and use the exact same thing. Subtract. Go on. Look how fancy I am. OK? This one here, I want a house, this one I want the house to be on fire. Cos I do. Ok, let's exercise. It was kind of clever. So I've got an ellipse draw out an ellipse. I'm gonna have two of them and I want to use this one here, the um intersect. OK? So it's a little bit hard to see them. OK? So I'm gonna go, how do I see outline view? Do you remember that? You remember command Y on a Mac control Y on a PC? Or you can do use that other shortcut, the one shortcut through all of them all command forward slash, just type outline here it is show outlines, OK? What I'm looking for is the bit in between to look kind of like a flame. I'm looking for this bit. Ok. So I wanna grab both of these and go back out of outline view and use that intersect. This is my little flamey thing. Look at that. It should just be coming out of here. I'm not sure why the whole thing to be on fire. Alright. The last one like how could this get any cleverer? Well, we're gonna need some windows, aren't we? So the o key for the circle tool hold down shift. I'm gonna do like terrible windows. Can't really see them. They're there. Go to outline view again. Oh, it's getting messy. Ok. Our view is not that helpful this way. Why are all these circles here? Well, we'll deal with that in a second. Actually, let's finish in in your cleverness. I'm gonna select all of these, you could change the colors just to be good. OK? But select them both and go up to here and use the last one. Let's go exclude. Hey, we've got our house with holes in it. I can stick them all together and I can say union. So now that is one little unit that is exported for our terrible house by the seaside. There's a nautical that is on fire, great icon. Now, the big thing I kind of explained at the beginning that they were still separate, but all of these are still separate as well. That's why if I move him just down over here and go to outline view, you can see there's still lots of stuff in here. You might go actually that, that door there. Ok. I'm going to, you can come out of this, this door here needs to be different. The round of corners are terrible. So you can go into it. I can say, where is it? Exclude one? It's a little bit deep in here. Ok. But I can say that rectangle there has round the corners of like two now. So it's not so weird. Ok. Yeah, there you go. Totally fixed it. Gay Barge. You can double click stuff, keep double clicking and go. Oh, look at that. It's still excluded. Ok. It's still a hole in it, but it's all still editable. That's why these boolean things are really cool. It's like the pathfinder if you are from Illustrator Land or maybe the shape builder that's quite useful as well. All right. That is gonna be it for these ones. Yeah, let's get on to the next video. It was good in my notes. Flaming House icon. Anyway, next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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