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How To Create A Color Palette In Figma

Lesson 36 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

How To Create A Color Palette In Figma

Lesson 36 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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36. How To Create A Color Palette In Figma

<b>In this lesson we are going to make a color palette for our high fidelity Figma design. We will cover shades, accents, range of colors &amp; more.</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 Create A Color Palette In Figma

Hi, everyone in this video, we're gonna make a kind of a color palette that we're gonna start building our high fidelity mockup with. I'll just show you my technique for gray being primary secondary accent colors. Give me a few shades of them. What to do with blacks and whites. At least my process. Let's get into it. OK. My colors, where did they come from? I can't remember kind of prepared this class a couple of weeks ago. Got everything ready. I can't remember how I got my first one at least. So I know what it is because I got my kind of practice exercise files. But, um, what I'm gonna do is gonna grab my rectangle tool and draw out like a, a nice small rectangle here and over here I'm going to paste in that color. I got. So you might have got yours from Color Hunt or Adobe color or from somebody else's mock up. So that was the color I started with and I remember I got my secondary color from this. So that's what I'm going to use. A lot of that. I'm gonna probably use a little bit of...

this next one. Now with this concept stage, man, you end up changing it so much. So we're not going to get too official with like the color police aren't going to come and get you. You're allowed to do whatever you like. Ok. But I felt like those kind of went together and there's a couple of different shades in there. Can you see lighter, darker, you can kind of see it up here? Ok. I'm finding one that I like something like that. OK. And then I wanted uh another color, an accent color. It's very common to have a primary secondary and an accent color. OK. So the accent color often can be very loud or distinct. OK? Because it's a, it's a special little color that you use every now and again. OK. So I just went like this, OK? I went through this and found something, you know that I liked with it all. OK? And I ended up with something pinky Rouge Ready Mandarin, something like that and you can end up getting it close down here and then you can move this around to depend on how like saturated it is, how dark it is, how bright it is. Probably something in there. We can change this later on. We're at just concept stage. Now, often when you get to this sort of stage, you need some variations in those colors. I'm moving it out of here and actually I'm going to cut it and move it into my desktop. Hi, fi not sure why these there, who moves the shortcut to turn the, um, Collins off. Control G on a Mac. And I can't remember on a PC. Hang on, please. I'll, there, it is control shift four. Never to be remembered. Anyway. Uh, so I'm gonna paste this in here and I'm going to just have it up here and it'd be really common to do this. Ok? I've got these ones, I'm gonna go all of these three slightly darker version. OK? So you are going to be moved down a bit. I want to keep it in the same kind of zone. OK? So what you might do is switch it to hue, saturation brightness. OK? And hue changes the color saturation, how saturated it is and there's brightness you can kind of move up and down. So I'm using my arrow key to go up and down. The old shift goes in big chunks. So there's no, again, you know, it shouldn't go up like 10% or two or we're gonna end up having to play with this in the mock up and adjusting it as we go depending on its use cases and we'll end up with kind of just we don't want to have a million different colors, but let's start with some, we can work through. OK. So slightly darker version and same with you click and B holding shift, pressing down a arrow somewhere in there. OK. I'm gonna do the same thing for uh lighter ones. OK. And I'm gonna say you want a lighter one? Now, do I want brightness just up? Yes. And probably a little bit richer as well. So a little more saturation kind of like this way. So up is straight up whiter. Whereas I want it kinda up a little bit and a little bit this way. Same with this one. I want it to be a little bit brighter. It's pretty close to brightness. Now. Does it need to be richer? Probably not. I like it there. Probably actually back a little bit this way. So we're in there. All right. I guess what I'm trying to emphasize here is there is science to color. There's like, you know, there's the color wheel and you can pick particular colors and contrast and analogous. And sometimes though there is a little bit of just like I'm a creative person doing creative stuff with my colors. Now, uh also what we're gonna do is let's look at doing black and white. OK. So uh with white, OK, white's easy one. You don't need to mix it up. Uh I tend to not use a full white. OK? I use a little bit of an off white. Just a teeny tiny off OK? I, I find it, I can use it for like a panel, let's say that we've got a big white app. OK? And it's white. I'll often use this white kind of off white thing. If I bring it to the front square brackets, it's probably not enough, just a teeny, tiny bit more so on its own, it looks like near enough white. But here I'm gonna use this off white kind of interface stuff. Things that are kind of need to be white. But when we add things like a drop shadow, they kind of work later on. How do you do a drop shadow? It's too soon, too soon for a fix. Now, let me look at my list. Oh yeah, we get into a fix soon. Ok? So that's gonna be good. Now, when I get up to say a black, so maybe I'm gonna have 55 is a good kind of staging. So I'm gonna have 1234. Remember command D control D on a PC black. I'm not gonna have full on black. I'm gonna have what's called a Rich black. So I want it to be a tiny bit green cos I'm gonna use a lot of those green in places and I don't want just a flat black. I want to get into the greens. Ok? And I want to actually let's get that first color. So let's grab my eyedropper tool, grab you. We're in the same hue, but I'm gonna bring it down and over here. Can you see it's pretty much black but there's a hint of green in there. Just the teeny tiniest bit. That's what I like to do. Ok. And same with you. I'm gonna go eyedrop it to that, but I'm gonna use my saturation and go up a chunk. Oh, see, up and over cos I don't want it to be too green. I want it to be lighter and have a hint of green, but not too much. Same again with you. OK. Up and over, we're getting there, still a hint green in there but not too much if you are a color theorist or a way better designer than I am. You're totally allowed to disagree with me when I get closer and closer to white, having a little bit of green in the end just looks a bit weird. So I'm gonna get basically nothing towards the end there but in this darker parts, OK. These parts over here, I do like them to be darker. What do I do? I think I accidentally clicked on the background eye for the eyedropper you and I'm gonna go somewhere in here. Not too green. All those are my colors. You can go the other way. We've gone green. If you're going for a warmer group of colors, you can do the same thing, like have a black that is just in the kind of like uh red and warm spaces and in this case, it's probably way too rich. So I'm gonna bring it back over here. So it's still kind of warm chocolatey, but it's kind of black as well. Now, in saying that now that I saw that in contrast, I think these are all too green. So give me a second, I'll fast forward it. Here we go. I feel like they're dark, they're kind of a cool grays. That's what I'm doing. Alright. That's my final decision for at least this first concept. It's a good range of colors that I can start picking for my U I. Now, if you do have like a corporate color, you have to stick to but you've only got like a primary color in the logo, maybe two of them and you need some other bits. Uh I find Adobe or color.adobe.com, ok? They do change this around again, ok? So have a look around, try and find the color wheel and what you can do is you can pick one, ok? I'm picking the one that has a little arrow. It's my base color and I'm gonna put in that green. I know the future, ok? And what you can do is you can say actually I wanna find complementary colors to that. Wow, the color wheel is not always right. OK. It's technically complimentary but hey, it's not doing it for me. Uh I find split complimentary. A really good 10, there's my greenish, ok. Not sure about these guys, but it's a way of kind of maybe being a little bit more scientific double split complimentary. So we go try it square compound. You might just find yourself exploring colors that you might not have before and you can find some of those secondary and accent colors that you might be needing for your U I can't all be one color unless you want it to be. Alright. That is it for this one. We've got a color palette. Let's move on.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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