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Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

Lesson 54 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

Lesson 54 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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54. Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

<b>In this lesson we cover if you need to know Illustrator to use Figma. There are big differences between the two with Illustrator being better for drawing.</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

Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

What are we doing in here? This isn't fig a, this is an illustrator. Do I need to know illustrator to work in fig A? The answer is no, OK. You can get quite far with fig a drawing things, drawing icons, drawing, logos, illustrations. It's got all the basics in there, but there will be a time where actually you need to do some custom stuff. We'll demo it a little bit in this video just to kind of show you and then show you how easy it is to kind of flick back and forth between fig A and illustrator. So no, to be UX designer, you do not need to know illustrator, but it's a handy tool. Let me show you why. OK. So I'm going to show you a little bit of illustrator to show you the where kind of like fig A stops. You can get by with fig A to do a lot of what illustrator does, but it's not made for it. So illustrator does pick up quite quickly and you're like, actually, maybe I do need to learn illustrator. If you already have the skills, they're not wasted if you don't have the skills you mig...

ht join my illustrator essentials or illustrator, advanced courses, check those out. Anyway, I'm just going to draw this and I'm gonna, I guess just show you a couple of the things that make illustrator, why I come back to it, especially for logo or icon design. OK. So I'm just gonna, I don't know, I'll zoom through this, but I'm just gonna like this is a drawing that I've done. It's one of the things we do in one of the courses case of drawing it and I'm just gonna build it out with circles. You wait there. OK. So I'm just kinda like making a bunch of circles. Uh Let's carry on again. Alright. So I've just got a bunch of circles. Let me turn, let me show you the background layer off. OK? And it's just handy because you can select them all. And one of the kind of my most favorite tools is the Shape Builder tool. In one of the previous videos we use kind of boolean kind of like pathfinder in here and it's fine. But ooh Shape builder, are you ready? Uh So let's hold down the option. Counter Ma UL on a PC and just kind of like drag through the stuff we don't want w ho how fast and good this is, right? And now that I wanna color it actually, yeah, I wanna color it. I'm gonna go through and just pick some random colors for this. One. Start with the light one and there's air in here instead of holding down option, hold down nothing. And you can join things up. Look at that. Work my way through the colors. The defaults kind of good for a fox though. You're kind of impressed. Oh, it's fun, love illustrator. And the reason why as a UX designer, it's still often part of the kind of tools you need. Ok, select it all gonna have no stroke. OK? And the cool thing about it is what this working with in fig A or like kind of transitioning back and forth is super simple. So I've selected that it all copied it and I'm gonna jump into fig A and I'm just gonna paste it. It's a bit big, move it over here. You can see it comes through as a frame which is awesome and it's even more awesome because I can go inside that frame and it's all still editable. I can make adjustments in here. So you might do your drawing work in the OK button here. You can still make adjustments, but I can also go through and actually start picking my kind of uh at corporate colors. So you wait there, I'm gonna color it and remember if we've got colors, I need one like another color OK to go darker. So I can click on this one and actually just break the link and go, actually let's just go a smidge bit darker. For this one. Cool. So, uh working between illustrator and fig A is super easy. Just copy and paste. You don't have to export and it remains editable and scalable and good. We have no reason for this folks. I just, it's in here. All right. That's it. Maybe after this course, whether it's my training or somebody else's go check out illustrator if you haven't already, if you are a master of illustrator or at least maybe you're self taught. Check out my illustrator advanced course. All right on to the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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