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Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

Lesson 53 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

Lesson 53 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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53. Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

<b>In this lesson we cover the Tidy Up feature to clean up your layers. You will also learn about smart selection in Figma.</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

Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

Hi, everyone in this video. We're gonna look at something called tidy up. Super awesome grab stuff that are not kind of tidy. Watch this. Oh, look at tidy. Gets better because you're like, actually I need this guy over here and look they swap. Oh, it gets better. I've got some cards. I need to select them all tidy you guys up. But also you know what I need, I need another one of these. Click on it. Command D control D there's another one. I need another one. so good. All right, I get a little excited in this one. You're going to enjoy it. Let's jump in and look at something called tidy up and smart selection. All right. Let's start with tidy up. If you select a few things, you might notice that this little line has been appearing. What does it do? Let's click it, give it a click, it, tidies it up. That's what it's called tidy up. Ok. If I undo it and tidy up won't appear if you've only got like two things selected. Ok. It needs three. Ok. To kind of do the spacing between them and also...

it won't appear if you're already really clever and you've got great spacing. So if I got all these guys seven apart, it doesn't appear because it's like I don't need to tidy this up. OK? It works as well. If I've got, let's say this, this three stripy lines change into a grid when there's kind of a grid. OK? There's more than one row of stuff or more than two columns. OK? Let's click it and it kind of lines everything up now. It's not like trying to make a complete grid. It just kind of puts this rose even spacing. Same with that one. You can see this is a little bit off. It's not exactly how I thought it would work, but great for kind of doing an individual rose. There is a long way if I select on this up here, tidy up, the icon should appear if it's greater over here. One of those two rules that I mentioned a second ago are broken. They're already evenly spaced where you've only got two things selected, so forget tidied up now. OK. We've got to a point where smart selection. OK? This is the favorite, my favorite part of oral fig. OK. So it doesn't matter if you use tidy up or you've just spaced them nicely or you've used the kind of like uh distribute horizontal spacing as long as they're evenly spaced, you'll get these pink lines and these pink dots. What's good about them? The spaces here in between, watch this click drag. So you've got a lot of control over a big group of things, ok. Horizontally or vertically? Alright. So I've got these, they're different shapes. I drew rigging those different shapes. Anyway, let's get the spacing right on them, ok? And maybe we'll even send them up just because and maybe we'll even kind of align them on one side. All right. So it doesn't matter horizontally vertically. We can drag these. OK? Or we can type it in here. So you're using as you spacing like awesome. Let's go down to eight. OK. So they don't have to be exactly the same shape. Clearly. I haven't done that. OK? But that's not even the best bit you're like, is there better bits? There is better bits. These pink dots are the better bits. Watch this if I click on him once uh click on the green one, I'm like, what am I going to do with you? I need you to be over here. So watch this. Click, hold and drag. Look, he moves where I want them to go. So good. Imagine this with cards and lists and icons. We're doing it with rectangles just to go fast and get the idea. It gets even better. You're like, no way. Yes. Wait, watch this. Let's say that I have got these, they're all evenly spaced because all that stuff appears called smart selection. But you're like, actually I need another one of these. Click it and hit command D, it just makes another one. You're like, what if I need another kind of yellow one here? Command D control D on a PC and it just adds another one. Imagine in your big list of things and cards and lists and cards, I can't think of anything else. OK? You can just command or control D them and it will make a new one and kind of separate everything else out. OK? So tidy up kind of separate, but they get lumped together. It's just a way of kind of tidying them up. It doesn't really matter whether you use tidy up or you know, um horizontal, vertical spacing as long as they're evenly spaced, these things appear with them out, you can see they're not there. Let's do a couple of other like real life examples. OK? And things that might catch you out is I've got this icon, this one and this one, this one here, if I do smart lining up, it's kind of worked. OK? It actually worked. OK? For mine. It's when you have, let's say we add a circle to our chimney. OK. Let's, that's my smoke coming out of it. OK? Because these guys are not grouped. Uh And then I got to tidy up. It kind of does weird stuff. So if you are having problems and your icons made of a couple of parts, just make sure it is either kind of a boolean like we learned or it's a group or it's a frame, just something to tie it together. These are all tied together and this one here are three lines, I'm gonna turn it into a frame. OK? I'm going to call this one mobile NAV. And now I can use the smart kind of spacing out. And then I get these, you can imagine like, especially if you're doing like the kind of testing for the touch area. Ok? And I'm like actually I want to move this around. Oh, now you're seeing you're like, yeah, now I get it good as me I get really excited by that one. So good. And next thing I'm gonna do is I'll show you it's just good for type as well for like menus. I'm gonna type in home and instead of doing them in one text box. Ok? I am going to go you actually I'll do three of them, four of them. So duplicate, duplicate. Let's have a look at home. I'll speed this up. Alright. I'm just gonna pretend there's more that's the only one I've got for my NAV but say you got a bunch of lines, they're all in separate little text boxes and you're like, oh tidy them up. Oh, actually once they're tidied, can I change the spacing? You can and then can I click one of them? Select them all the pink dots and these are quite small? Ok. There they are. Hello and then you can move them around. Add more of them. Click one command or control D? Oh, so nice. I, for something more complicated real quick. All right, I'll bring you back real quick for another little bonus tip. Um Did you see me naming those? Probably didn't. It was pretty fast. But I find like I name the first one. Let's change it to a OK. I selected it all a copy and I can hit tab on my keyboard to get down to the next one. OK, tab again. So you don't have to like double click uh with your mouse. Go in paste. I know. Is that helpful? Anyway, so I've created these, they need to be groups like our icons kind of combine them. I've turned them into uh frames because frames are awesome. But if I select all of these, OK, I thought they were close. You can see their spacing is close. OK? But it's not click on this. Oh, perfect. And now I get these, I'm like, great. And if I decide actually they're all recycled weight there, OK? So they're all in frames. I kind of made them different so I can select them all. They've all been spaced nicely. And I can say actually I need another one of what do I need? I need another one of this one. So command D control D probably need, you need to have them all selected, you command D and I could say actually you go there. Look at that. Cool. Huh. What it does do? It does push off the frame. Ok. You can see the outside frame in one of the quirks. There's probably a way of fixing that. I can't figure it out. But what is the size of my page? The width of this is a width of 375. So I'm gonna say you go back to 375 for me. Thank you. All right. There'll be no problem if yours like my design pushes out to the outside of the frame. So it kind of freaks out a little bit. I don't know. What do you think? Let me know in the comments. Is this your favorite thing? What is your favorite thing so far? Let me know in the comments below. Um I just, I'm gonna check back. I'm gonna see. Is this like as good as it gets or is there other things that you're like? Hm, sorry Dan. This other thing, the flaming the flaming house. All right. So that is tidy up, which is nice and simple and then smart selection, which is a little bit not complicated, but they have to be evenly spaced first. OK. And probably grouped or stuck in a frame or a component, which we'll do in a bit. All right. Hope you enjoyed it. I will see you in the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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