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How to Create & Use Color Styles in Figma

Lesson 38 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Create & Use Color Styles in Figma

Lesson 38 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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38. How to Create & Use Color Styles in Figma

<b>In this lesson we will look at color styles in Figma. Color styles save your colors to reuse so we can keep them for later on.</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 & Use Color Styles in Figma

Hi, everyone. This video, we're gonna look at color styles. Color styles is a way of saving your colors to reuse. We can over here, you see, we can give them cool names and it means that later on if I want to update it, OK, I can go through update this style and you can see all the uses of it have been updated. Plus, we can share it with other projects and other team members. So we've all got consistent colors throughout our project. Let me jump in now and show you how to make them. All right. Let's look at creating our first style styles are great because at the moment, I'm just using the eyedropper tool. I'm like eyedropper tool, eye on the keyboard and I'm picking colors. That's great. But this thing here, you drag this around to every document. It's a bit of a pain and you can get with that for quite a long time. But there's going to be a time where you're like, actually, I just need them in a specific spot. My styles and I want to be able to share these styles both with myself. OK...

? And other documents and share them with other people in the team. And when I update the style, all the uses of it throughout all my documents change. That's the handy thing. All right. So you understand what a style is, how to make it. OK? So what we're gonna do is we're gonna say you are going to be a style and you do it see this like uh four dots here. That's the little bit, everyone has a style so we can make a stroke style. We'll do later in the course effect styles. There's text styles, OK? It is four little squares. So you click on that, OK? And you hit plus, OK? Say I want to add a new color style to my group. You might have some styles down here. OK? That came as defaults from um from fig A OK? But ignore those for the moment we're gonna do styles for this document. So when it comes to naming this, uh actually what I'm gonna do for this one, you wait there. All right, I've decided this is my primary color and that's my, I'm gonna use this a lot more. OK? So with this one selected, I'm going to go to my four dots and I'm gonna go plus and in terms of the naming, OK? This is my primary color. You know, as a freelancer, you work on lots of different projects. I'll put the initials of the company just, you end up having like way too many primary. If you are working in a company, you know, working specifically internally in a company, you might only need to call it primary because you know, where you work. Ok. So we got this and then when it comes to naming conventions, there's a couple of different ways. Um, I'm just gonna go 123. OK. For the different primary colors or the different kind of tones for it. Ok. It could be ABC. It doesn't really matter. There are some kind of general kind of, I don't know, industry standards but it doesn't really change anything. It's just something personal. So 123 works really well. Other people use percentages. So they'll use a kind of fixed color and instead of like mixing new colors, kind of what I did, they'll just knock it back. They'll just say the tone is like um you know, this first one is like 50% of the original color. You'll see that quite a bit. You'll see 70 you know what percentages are uh the other way to do. It is a bit more. It kind of pulls from CS S which pulls from old linotype kind of fonts. So basically people who use hundreds. So that is uh that would be 100%. This color is 1000. OK? A teeny tiny version of this color, like the lowest it can go is 100. It's a bit weird. I know it's just really common. You'll see it, you'll see it mainly in fonts. Have you come across that? Especially with web design. The bold won't be called bold. It'll be called like 700. Ok. That's the code version of a bold. So we can do that for colors as well. Let's say if we were doing this, I'd call this maybe 100. I call that one, maybe call that 300 giving myself some room to go a little bit lighter at 201 100 later on if I need to. OK? So that's really common as well. But let's just do 123. So I'm gonna copy you. Save it UU plus U into OK? Very exciting. I'm gonna speed this up and I will see you in a sec. All right. If you accidentally hit the button, it's not because this one here needs to be called secondary how to edit your style. OK? So once it's made and you need to change it, either the color or the name. OK? You can, you can't right click it here because I just tried uh click it once and down here. You can right click it. OK? And go to edit style. Yours is probably set like that. OK? With some, maybe some other ones in there from some other document figure we gave you. OK? But here you can right click it and say edit styles, OK? And then go into here and this is going to be my second dairy. You can adjust the color here as well. Ok. But I'm just adjusting the name, give it a description as well. You might be the first person. Actually, I like big design systems might give descriptions to colors to let people know what and where to use them. So I'm going to keep going through this. We'll go back to fast forward mode. Ok? Um We're getting to the grays. It would be very hard now to do 12345. Nothing wrong with it. But I feel like even just looking at these colors, I'm gonna probably need another one in here because it's too big a gap in here. There's going to be some sort of user interface thing that I'm going to need to have something in between. So I'm going to leave myself some room to move and I'm gonna mix up my naming. OK? So for the grays, I'm going to use that kind of hundreds naming. OK? So I'm gonna start here and I'm going to say you are um great and this one's going to be my 100. And what I'll do is this next one, I won't call it 200. I'll give myself kind of space in between to say you are. So this one is 300 just in case later on I can squeeze, I can say, oh man, I really need a 200 it's not going to mess up my numbering. I can just put a 200 in here and go on my merry way. So let's carry on, I'm back, I forgot gradients. So this one here, you can apply the same sort of way so you can make it a style. So this one here, I'm gonna say you are a style and this one's gonna be called uh sh gradient and this is going to be a one. Let's do it one. OK? And something slightly different is we, I've made that one just for fun. So we've got our styles. You'll, it'll appear in our styles. The one thing it won't appear in is if I go, you and I say you and remember down here local colors, it doesn't appear down here. It might do later on. But at the moment you have to go the official way, which is good. Here you go. I'm gonna lock it into my sh gradient. Oh Another bonus thing for the people that hung around is you can drag these things if you click off a no man's land, you can say actually I want these ones to be up here. Does nothing except gets your kind of like Feng Shui all nice. OK? If you get them and you add one later on, you're like, actually I use that all the time. So it's going there amongst the colors instead of the grays. All right. Thanks for hanging around to the end. Thanks Brain for reminding me about gradients before I moved on. All right now on to the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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