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How to Make Character Styles in Figma

Lesson 43 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Make Character Styles in Figma

Lesson 43 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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Lesson Info

43. How to Make Character Styles in Figma

<b>In this lesson we will look at character styles for text in Figma. It can help give you some added control over the style of your text.</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 Make Character Styles in Figma

Hi, everyone in this video, we're gonna look at textiles. We're gonna make all these good looking ones. They're useful because we can be consistent. OK? And we can kind of go in here and make quick updates and really polish that design. All right, let's get into it. All right. To create a style, the exact same process as doing colors. OK? Except the fonts. So let's say that you don't have to have this fancy kind of like well fancy. You don't have to have them listed out this way. You could just use this font here. I could say you, my friend are going to be my hitting style. Uh one. OK. So I'm going to go over to text and remember those four little dots from when we're doing color. It's the same here. OK. Except this style is going to inform our font or our text. OK. We're gonna hit this little plus button like before and we're gonna call it. You can call it hitting one or I'm just gonna call Yeah. H one, whatever you wanna call it, I'm gonna call mine hitting one. Great. So I can go ov...

er here and say actually, I need you to be now heading to the same place but down the bottom here, like we had colors, these are there. Look at that. It's not what I want. Ok. So, um I've applied to this one. This one's the same thing. What you'll notice is that the font will come, but the color won't. So let's type something out. So I'm gonna go, you type and I'm gonna say uh this thing, OK? And let's say it is the wrong font and I'm gonna break it. I'm gonna say Roboto and it is small and it is a color of, I'm gonna break that and say you are just the color of bright yellow or whatever that color is. OK? So you're working in a way and you're like, OK, I need him to be my style. Awesome. I get to use my sweet style. So I'm gonna select the text. Where are my styles? Text there? It is. I'm going to say you my friend down here. Notice that the text currently is lime. It's a yellowy green color. OK? You notice it got the right size, OK. Got the right font. It's like tele size, all the letter spacing and curing and leading are all going to be part of the uh style, but you see the color wasn't OK. So that's something that doesn't come along with the font style. One thing I kind of quickly skipped over there is let's say that I do want to change this. OK. What you'll notice is when it's a style, this kind of text box here gets really small and you're like, I can do left a line, right, a line I can play around with some little parts of it, but I can't do a lot. OK. I want to change this. Why is it stuck? Um You can break text that's had a style applied to it by clicking the little uh breaky link icon thing there. OK? And all of this peers back on. So before, after, OK. And it's detached from that style and I can go ahead and do anything I like to it. All right. So what I'm gonna do and I'll get you to do as well is work through. OK? I'm gonna say that this one here is my text. It's gonna be a style. OK? And I'm gonna use hitting zero and just keep adding it to them. Now, if I double click, oh double click, click in the background, can you see there's some more of my styles and later on, I'm gonna show you how to share all these styles with other members of your team, which makes them even more exciting. OK. Now, work your way through. Actually, before we go through one of the big perks for styles that I kind of just haven't told you about is the updating. So this one here is, these two are exactly the same except for the different colors. So if I apply the style of hitting one to them, nothing changes go. So let's, let's say that the client comes back and says, actually Dan, um you know, we're not feeling the Crimson text. Ok? I've got a font for you. I'm gonna send it through. Can you use that? And you're like, no problem, I can update it. Can't wait. Ok? So with it selected, I'm gonna go into here and, and I'm actually gonna go into, I'm not going to break the link here. What I want to do is have nothing selected. Go over here. OK? And say hitting one needs to be updated and remember I've applied it there and there. So if I update this one, they should all update. OK? And I can go into here and say cool, check the email pass out from shock and it's brush script. Woohoo. OK? And that beautiful design you've been working on has now been brush script. You might like brush script. I like to rag on it but hey, it's fine. It's not fine. I hate it so bad. But anyway, so that's how to update your textile. And you can see if it's being used across a lot of different pages. OK? Different frames. It's all gonna update really handy, undo, undo and do here we go. All right. So keep working your way through. OK? Uh And make a style for each of them. And I'm gonna do this fast forward mode. What I should really mention is I've picked two styles. I shouldn't, I should keep this class simple and just go like ignore that one. We're never gonna use it, but you might have like a marketing um hitting and then an information heading. Ok? Or there might be versions of your website that is back end, front end. So you're gonna have two kinds of hitting. How do you split them up? It's up to you. OK. I'm gonna have this as alt 81. OK? Or heading one just so I know the difference between the two and in my kind of like specifications or my design spec or in my design system, I can explain to other designers when to use the italics, when to use this. Maybe this is a colloquial kind of for quotes or kind of maybe jargon or kind of casual marketing messages. Whereas this is really for information headings for menus and things I can explain that there, which one to use and where. So I'm going to work my way through. I'll see you in a sec. OK? I'm back. I've added them all. Um a couple two things I want to remind you. One is if you like if I go into here and I'm like, OK, I want you to be one of the styles. You'll notice that in my styles they're not in sort of alphabetical order. They are in the order that I made them. So there is this guy what are you doing there? Why is one above zero? Ok, we kind of did this before. Have nothing selected and go. Alright and zero is above one and alt one hitting one is oh I've got two hitting ones, one of them's let's edit this one. That guy is number zero. I had one other thing I can't remember what it is. You wait there. Nope. I've sat here for five minutes. I can't figure it out. So let's just move on to the next video. Kind of been important.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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