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How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

Lesson 104 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

Lesson 104 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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104. How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

<b>In this lesson we will cover how to change the thumbnail for a file in Figma. You will also learn to create a custom thumbnail too.</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

How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

Hi, everyone in this video, we're gonna go from the thumbnail here that we've been using. OK. Which is for me, not pretty representative of what we're doing. OK. From this one to that one. OK, which is a little bit more representative of the actual file inside. Sometimes it can be very obvious what's in the file and sometimes not so obvious. So a customized thumbnail can be handy. Let me show you how OK, it's probably driving you just as mad. Uh The thumbnails here are fine. OK? Sometimes, but then they end up like like the moment it's showing me stuff that I made a long time ago. It's on my kind of task flow slash brief page. OK? And it's not really indicative of what's actually in the document. That one not helpful. OK. Basically this thumbnail is using the first page in your documents. So open it up. I just find it hard later on to go. Which one was I working? Like that's not helpful. It's just too small. OK? So what you can do is you can modify it. So uh I'm gonna go into it. What ...

it's using at the moment is whatever's on the first page, on the first frame. OK? So I was using this thing online. Uh So what we can do to update it, we can just go to a frame and say right click and say you are us a thumbnail. OK? There's a way of doing it. Problem is it's only gonna use that one frame. So what you tend to do is you make a whole page for it, you're gonna call this my cover page or cover thumbnail. You know, you can call it anything you like put it at the top. OK? And in here there is a frame default under fig a community called file cover. That's all we want that matches the size back out here. OK? So um and you can put anything you like in there. I'm reluctant to go and start copying a chunk of this. Why? Because I don't know, I've got more instances of these things and what I tend to do you can you just copy and paste this and stick it on that page. OK? What I tend to do is just do a screenshot of kind of appropriateness. So I'm going to do on a market its command shift four on a PC. I think you print screen and then paste it in something. You'll have to double check. OK? So I'm going to uh screenshot that, go to my cover page and dump it on there. OK? So command shift K import I got a screenshot there it is. OK? And I'm going to help her because I click once, not rubric. OK. So I'm gonna stick it inside my frame. What I'm gonna do is like, I don't know, it feels like part of the legend of being a UX designer. OK? Is you need to, it has to be t it on the side like a, like a gun in like movies, you need to kind of, you're not a real UX designer. If you have your stuff straight has to be on the side. Cock to an angle. OK. So OK, so that's gonna be my one and then I can right click this and say, set his thumbnail, it's the right size. And what you'll also see is can you see the icon changes? There's this teeny, tiny little, I don't know what that is. It's the little, little um was it the card that appears in here? Now? It never, well, for me, in my version, I'm using a beta version. So this could just be in mine. It doesn't update straight away. Uh I close this down and open it back up, wait there and we're back and it worked. OK. So yeah, look at that all on the side and customized. Look at us, obviously, some of them work just fine, but there we go. Another thing you can do is let's open this up. You could take a screenshot of the actual um presentation OK, you might wanna see it inside of the frame which might be nice. Not that page. Uh Here we go. This one here. So if we do this and present, take a screenshot of this page might look nicer. Still has to be on an angle. How much of an angle I'm not sure the degrees. I'm not in the high echelons of UX designers yet to know the degrees. It's like a secret recipe formula. Anyway, I'm waffling. That is how to update the, uh, thumbnail in fig A files.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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