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Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

Lesson 35 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

Lesson 35 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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35. Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

<b>In this lesson we will show you where to go for color inspiration and how to get them in to Figma using the eyedropper tool and copying HEX codes.</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

Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

Hi, everyone in this video. I'm gonna show you the places I go to for color inspiration. Ok. A bunch of different ones and I will show you then how to kind of get them into fig A. Ok. Using both the eyedropper tool, copy and pasting codes. Plus we'll install a plug in that will make me look bad. You'll see why in a bit. I eventually worked out how to use it. All right, let's get started. All right. Uh, to get inspiration for color, you can just type it into Google color inspiration websites. There are loads of them. Uh, I'll just show you the ones that I use is Co hunt.co. It's nice. The colors are great. They are, there's four of them that work well together. Ok. Um, same with, uh, color.adobe.com. Ok. If you go to here, they're both free. Um, I like this one where you can go to explore and type in things in here. It's quite nice. You can say, remember Sarah is uh eco conscious. I realize it's a bit, I don't know, it doesn't have to be green to make it ecofriendly, but you might be us...

ing kind of words from the company's kind of values. It might be that it is about brightness and equality or, uh, travel or I'm trying to think of things that would have a good color, um, unique color color palette to them. It might be corporate. You might put in corporate because that's the feeling that you have that this thing needs. Ok. And like a lot of these, find one you like. Oh, it's hard from this lot. Uh I'm in the zone. OK? And what you can do is click on them and you can see if I don't hover over them. See that hexadecimal number, that hash number, that's what you can copy and paste into. Uh fig M. Same with here. You can see the codes if I click them. Um Let's click on that code there. It's copied. It's the same thing from here. You can copy them and then in fig A you just go all right. Um Sarah's Eco Friendly. So she's going to light green. Let's go to our desktop version. I'm going to draw a rectangle and I'm going to fill it with. That's it there. You can paste it in with the hash and figure we'll sort it out. There you go. Is that green? You can copy and paste some colors in from these kind of more official color. Uh inspiration places. There are loads of them. Now, another one for gradients. OK? I use gradient quite a lot and there are lots of these around as well in terms of uh gradient color sites sort of gradients in in probably the next video. But you can just start to see really nice kind of gradient colors. And down here you can see the hex of a decimal numbers. You can copy paste these in for your ingredients. So color inspiration is not something we're short of now. These things in isolation are fine often what you end up doing or what I end up doing is going to things. Remember our inspiration mood board earlier on. OK. I'm going to be using screenshots from Dribble and even it's just colors. It might not be the right content but the colors are good. What you can do in fig is I'm going to go to my mobile Lo Fi OK. This is up here. OK. You remember my uh dodgy mood board, do the same thing. Rectangle, grab this and we're gonna grab the eyedropper tool and just grab anything out of here. You can see I might be using this. I'm gonna draw another rectangle. OK. You eyedropper something lighter. Is there a lighter version of it? Yep. OK. And just do something like this. Pull the colors from that group. You can see hints of where I got my colors for my final one. You've kind of seen the final one already and that I mocked up getting ready. I kind of pulled some of these colors out and then design my own, you kind of start with other people's and then you start using it and you're like actually too bright, not bright enough, not enough contrast. Um out of the scope of this class accessibility in terms of color, in terms of contrast is quite important. OK. It depends on where you're going and how much it's enforced. You should as a UX designer really be concerned with accessibility. You know, people, not everyone is, some people are color blind. Some people a little bit color blind. A lot of men uh my age are color blind a bit. OK? And the visually impaired need a really kind of high contrast ratio. So Adobe color is kind of helpful for that and you might have a read of this kind of outside of here. But here's an example, this one and this one has a contrast ratio of 3.331. OK? Put in your two colors and you can see 17 point or below with that color with regular text on that green fails the accessibility ah kind of test here, OK? The contrast between these two with this 18 point and it's bold, those colors work. OK? Again, it's probably just we're we're creeping into doing too much in this course. So accessibility is outside of the scope of here, but just know that it's part that it should be part of your process and add that to the list of things to learn as a UX designer. All right. One last thing is there's bound to be a plug in for it. OK. So I'm gonna go to browser community or we can go over here community. I can say plug in and I'm gonna say color using the American spelling. Here. I look at the ones that have the most downloads that seems to have lots of downloads. I've never used this one. So let's uh figure it out together. So it's installed, which is great. Back to this one here. I'm going to go plugins, color pellets and I imagine there we go. Color palettes and it's just, I guess built in rather than going out to those websites. So you, you looks, oh, looks amazing. I think I've just liked it. I don't know how to use this. Nice choice. Pretty good choice. Looks amazing. What has happened. I have no idea. I have to read the documentation. Did it appear down here? It did not, I've added it. There we go. We'll work that out eventually. Those are just regular old rectangles that are grouped. OK. We can start picking colors from. So all plugins work slightly different. Thank you. Color palettes. You made me look like. I don't know what I'm doing. Here you go. You get the idea. Colors are everywhere. You should be pulling colors from your discovery kind of sessions with the clients. You know what they're looking to do. They might already have corporate colors and you're kind of stuck using those. But sometimes we get all the freedom and we can go look for color inspiration and use that eyedropper tool to steal colors from images. All right. That's it. Color inspiration. Eyedrop, a tool learned and done.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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