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Do You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

Lesson 58 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Do You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

Lesson 58 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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58. Do You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

<b>In this lesson we're going to discuss if you need photoshop as a UX Designer and you can use it with Figma for a better workflow.</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 You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

Hi, everyone in this video we're going to talk about, do I need Photoshop as a UX designer spoiler? I think you do. Ah but let's talk about how they work together. What's good about FIG A and what you could do in Photoshop. We're going to cover things like scaling down images ready for fim. We will look at clear cutting images. Boom throwing them into fig A. Here's my little headphones here, cutting out people and probably some of the monotony and let Photoshop take a lot of the work away for like extending backgrounds. You've got places for text and logos and filling hero image boards. All right. All of that and more in this tutorial. Let's jump in. All right. Uh To get started. Let's answer the biggest question. Do I need Photoshop skills to become a UX designer or a U I designer? My humble opinion is yes, it is just my opinion. OK. It's just too hard to get away from fig I does some basic stuff. OK. We've done like, you know, click on an image, go into here and you can do like satur...

ation and exposure and stuff and that's what uh Photoshop does as well, but it's the masking. We can do basic masking, which we've done in this course, but it just doesn't go very far. And the other thing for Photoshop is resizing really large images. OK? We've been bringing in these Joe Nomas images and just shrinking them down. The file size is really big. So the prototypes start running bad. If you've got a really big OK? Uh mockup, then all those images do slow things down. The other part is that I know when you're gonna get hired, if you aren't already hired and you're looking for a job often they'll be advertising like, hey UX designer role must have OK. Am fig A might be the UX tool or it might be XD or sketch. OK? They're all similar, very similar. We've got an XD course if you want to do that as well. OK. But uh so that, and they'll also have probably and Photoshop skills. OK? Um There is free alternatives to Photoshop. Gimp is a badly named one. OK. The other thing to consider is it does, how do you work with Photoshop? So the thing it doesn't do is you can't import Photoshop files. I can't go to, you know, my drafts and go import and go PSD and click open cos it doesn't work at the moment, check your version because what a lot of times happens, this might be you right now. OK? People are using Photoshop to do what fig a like what, what we've been doing in this course and it does it, OK? And lots of people do, then they hand it over to somebody like me. OK? Or the new you and they go, here you go. I've done it and you're like, oh, to prototype this thing, there's no like open Photoshop file a prototyping. You gotta rebuild it, which is no fun. So that doesn't work at the moment. Check if there's a plug in, there's not at the moment. OK. PSD to fig A. Keep an eye on that one. If you do run into it, there might be a solution at some stage. So what we end up doing is in Photoshop just making stuff and then exporting it for fig A. So what I wanna do is run through a few exercises of what would be awesome. I like some of the, you know, the unique good things about using Photoshop to get into Fig A. Now this is gonna be a bit whirlwind. Uh This is not a Photoshop course. I just wanna throw in some stuff because I want to show you how you kind of get files for back and forth for the people that are experienced and the people that aren't. I wanna, I wanna try and sell you my, my Photoshop course. I got a Photoshop essentials and advanced. OK? So if you've got some self taught experience, even the essentials is still pretty good. Um, for self taught people, but if you are pretty advanced, check out my advanced course. Um, so let's do some basics. Lets the first one is just resizing images because they're coming through too big. Right? So, if we grab that one, it's 1.4 megabytes, I'm gonna edit into Photoshop again. I'm not gonna give you a full tutorial. So, if you're like, hey, he went too fast. Hm. That's just, ah, yeah, I don't want to get into too much tutorial here. And the basics are if you go to file, OK. And you're looking for this export as OK? This is the amazing one for getting file size smaller in the right format. OK? I'm gonna say actually, I don't want to be like 500 pixels across cos it's going into one of those thumbnails. It's gonna be a JPEG. OK? And maybe it's going to be 60% and then you export it. Ok? And I'm gonna stick mine on my desktop. Messy that up. Been trying to keep it nice and then you can just import that file. Let's kind of compare the two, let's grab another one desktop. Where's my desktop there? It is there. So that same file. OK. Perfectly fine size wise. It's 38 kilobytes. OK? Which is uh zero point yeah, 0. megabytes. OK? Where that is 1.4? So you do that a lot, just kind of tidying up images getting them smaller. And probably the biggest thing is when you are dealing with uh trying to do masking. OK? It just does it so well in Photoshop. OK? So I'm gonna use this one here. I'm going to dump it into Photoshop. I'm gonna rename the background layer to layer zero. And there's this sweet one. Look. Remove background. How good is that? I love showing people who've used Photoshop for a while. That button. OK. There is a lot of that sort of stuff creeping around in Photoshop now. OK. So if you haven't given yourself some professional development in Photoshop or if you've done my course, high five, you, you might have already ready. High five. Here you go. OK? But if not, even if it's not my courses go through the what's new in Photoshop? OK? It's on the Adobe site. It'll kind of give you a uh a kind of a skim down version of what's come out since 2004 when you last updated yourself. So how do I get this in two FMA now? Couple of ways. Uh The way we just did, it's probably a good way because this has transparency. All we really need to do here is go actually the size can get smaller, not 100 it's too small and the format just needs to be a PNG this one will bring through the transparency and that's really what we want. Size wise, doesn't really matter. OK. I'm going to export it, stick it onto my desktop. Messy that desktop up and then in fig I'm gonna go command shift key or control shift key. Um Where are we to stop? Where is that guy? Come on in. I'm done. Not sure what I did there. Click once there we go. Even 1000 pixels is pretty big, right? Use the K for scaling. OK? Oh You see it, it's already there. I do a little demo just to run through it. Um, before. So it's a little bit more fluid than the ums and the arts. But anyway, I stuck it in between some stuff here to go. I don't know. Just try and look cool. OK. That doesn't work on every single one. I'm like, I found this one because it had nice sharp edges, ah, to try and impress you. It doesn't work on all of them as well as that. Another one. Let's go for like people. OK. We're going to be, where is it? Let's cut out this guy. So, one of the amazing features for Photoshop. OK. Is the select subject. If you haven't clicked it, you should look at that again. It doesn't work on all people all the time, but I'm gonna do it at a layer mask. Oh, so good. OK. And I could go back to my, uh, there's things to touch up, you know, I could work on that mask more. But, so what we could do is we could go back to our file export as and do a PNG if you're just kind of mocking things up quickly and not as official you can. So right. Click this the mask and just say let's apply that layer mask. It's gone. It's, you know, it's uh destructive editing. That's OK. I can just use my marquee tool select around Mr's boot. OK? And just copy just using um command C or control CN A PC. And I'm just gonna paste it and let's paste it somewhere over here. How good is it? Look at the edges. Oh Well, it didn't look that good in Photoshop. It is amazing. I can't believe how good it is. All right. So you get the idea right? And one last thing that is super handy for people who are using Photoshop that might not know about it. It's like the content we scale stuff. So um I want to get him back out of there is you might have an image that just needs to be bigger. Uh I'm gonna flip this one around cos that's the image that I've decided to use. Um cos it was in this list. Let's do this one. So I'm gonna add this one to Photoshop. The problem with this image. OK? Is I need more background happens all the time. We need to put text on it. You need at the top there. So there's a couple of ways you can do it in Photoshop. I'm gonna use the crop tool, which is the C uh C chalk up. I'm gonna turn on the content aware. Content aware is amazing. In Photoshop. Do a little bit of time looking at the various content aware. There's about four or five of them. If I do that and hit enter you ready, you said? Oh OK. It's not great, but it's gonna do fine for putting text over the top. It's really amazing that way there's another way of doing it. If that doesn't quite work or you get some weird stuff, I'm gonna use that crop tool again. OK? I'm gonna turn off content away. I'm just gonna make it bigger. Cos you know, let's say you want a really big weird banner at the top of our hero image. OK? Along the top of your hero image. OK? I'm gonna use the rectangle marquee tool and just kind of grab a chunk of it and then go to edit. I'm gonna use content aware but this one's content aware fill. No, not the one I want, I'm gonna hit escape. I want edit content aware. Scale that one. There, I said, Phil, there we go. Scale and look at that hold shift while you're dragging that corner and you just kind of like make stuff bigger. It has to be like background blurry stuff doesn't work on everything. But that is good again, I could just copy and paste this now. Cos I haven't really done any sort of transparency to copy into fig maybe on my desktop version. OK. I've got this nice big hero image. All right, I'm messing things up. Let's go shift two. You get the idea right? Drag it out. Nice big, weird shape. OK. I'm gonna go paste. Will it go in straight in? It? Does look how good we are. Some sweet Photoshop skills combined with some sweet uh stigma skills, professional UX designers menu. OK. That was a long one. I just wanted to touch on some of the Photoshop things that might be useful if you're already a user. I know a lot of you already are and I picked some super exciting ones that definitely worked in this tutorial me just to see if you know, come do the course. It's exciting. Cross out over all. Uh That is Fig A and Photoshop. I'll see you in the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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