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How To Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

Lesson 19 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

How To Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

Lesson 19 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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Lesson Info

19. How To Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

<b>In this lesson we will cover plugins in Figma for icons which help boost your designs. You will find a selection of icons to use in this plugin.</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 Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

Hi, everyone in this video, we're going to look at some of the secret sauce. What makes fig a amazing. And it is the plugins that are run in parallel with fig A. So plugins are made by other people, not fig A. Ok. And basically you install them. Ok. And in this case, I've installed a little icon plug in and let's say we search for a house. I can grab my icon and just drag it out. So it is a way of he's a bit teeny tiny there. But you get the idea. This is a way of extending fig A. There are lots of plugins and they are amazing. We'll focus on the icon one at the moment, but they all work roughly the same sort of way they extend what fig A can do. Let's jump in and look at at least one of them. So to install our first plug in. If you go to uh this little drop down next to the fig M icon, you can go to plugins and we're going to browse them in the community. Ok. Manage, just will be able to see the ones you've already got installed. And maybe uninstall them. We're going to go to browse i...

n the community often. I don't use this method. I just go to this home screen. OK. And remember under community, we were looking at icons a second ago, there's another option here, it says plugins. So this is kind of new and always getting developed. What I'd like you to do is plugins are just so an amazing part of fig A that just spend like take a break, take uh you know, take five minutes and just have a read through all the amazing plugins. OK? Um There's just so much in here that can get you so far and kind of enable you to be fast and efficient and like visually, really compelling. OK? So have a look through all the different plugins. We're going to look at icons for the moment. What you need to do is, well, the way that I use to gauge whether this plug in is good is mainly bound to install. There's no like star rating yet, which I wish there was, but like UNL which is a way of getting kind of commercial free images is a really cool plug in really common. Probably the first one everybody installs. We'll do it later in the course, but you can see 6600 and 30, other UX designers decided it was useful. So there must be some in here. We're going to use icon. OK? Uh If this one is not in here or hasn't been updated for the last three years. Ok. You'll find another version that will work similar. This video is not actually how to use icon but just like how to install a plug in and get it working. So we're going to click install. Yes, please remember. These aren't made by fig A so no responsibility taken. Ok. And let's go and have a look now how to actually operate a plug in. We'll do a few through this course. So let's have a look. So you have to turn the plug on, plug in on. You can only have one running at a time. So you got to say I want plug in called icon. I to start working. Now this is where they all vary. Most of them have some sort of U I, they all look different. None of them look the same. This one here, it's big. I put mine on the other screen but I'm just gonna move it over here. Let's have a look. So let's have a look at that shopping one we're looking for. Maybe let's got another house, maybe that house was broken, it was hard to change shit. So in here let's have a look at the houses. Is that gonna be a stroke? None of them are gonna be strokes. I bet you maybe that guy might, maybe that guy will be probably not. I'm gonna use this one fingers crossed. So you can just click and drag them out. Look at that. We got a giant SVG icon and really that's it. That is that plug in. You can just drag stuff out. You obviously there's other options in here. OK? You can search icons and there's lots of tagging and stuff going on. So, plugins all work a similar sort of way. There's some sort of U I and you'll be able to click and drag things out. We'll do a few more throughout the course. But yeah, that is the plug in specifically for icons. I don't need this guy. Now, someone's gonna delete him. Now, when you are deleting bits and pieces, it's probably cos you're always gonna be left with a frame. So try not to like you can, you can just delete it, you know, with this frame, it's best to go into your actual layers and say that's it. I'm going to hit delete and everything inside of it and then just make sure your layers are kept nice and tidy. The thing is that what are you doing down there? I have no idea how I got that one. Anyway. Keep it clean. Select that guy too. All right. That is, yeah. A really simple plug in plugins are amazing in fig M we're going to learn a few more throughout the course. Let's get into the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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