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Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

Lesson 55 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

Lesson 55 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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55. Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

<b>In this lesson we will cover everything about images in Figma from importing, adjusting to basic editing.</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

Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

Hi, everyone. This video is all about images. We're gonna look at the various ways to import them, how to adjust them multiple images and how to kind of play around with things like exposure, kinda like basic Photoshop stuff. So we can kind of push this in the background. Some of it is a little bit unintuitive. So stick around and let me show you what to do. OK? So we've covered a little bit of images earlier. Let's go through it all, all the kind of good useful stuff to know. So bringing in images you've probably seen there is about a zillion ways. OK? So earlier on, I'm not sure how we did it but there is a place image or you can go to here and go to your place image, they're the same thing or the shortcut. That's what I use the most. OK? So let's bring in an image just one. OK? When you bring in an image OK, you can click once and it comes in at its full size, which is too big. In our case, yours might be fine you want and you might want to see it at its full size. Um I'm gonna use ...

my shortcut. That's command shift K on a Mac and that's control shift K on a PC. OK. So what I tend to do is when you bring in an image is to drag it out. So I'm gonna drag it out here. You can get it the right size. Be careful though, hold down shift, OK to get it to kind of proportionally height and width. All right, let's bring in multiple images. OK? So I'm gonna use my shortcut again, command shift K, control shift K and A PC. You know, bring in all of them. Come on guys. OK. And what you'll notice is that your little cursor will update and eventually the seven images OK? I hold shift down and just bring them in the right sizes. OK? The thing appropriate to this, all right rotating we've talked about before. But let's just reiterate if you have your selection tool selected and just hover in this magical corner, you can click and drag, hold shift, it will snap it around. You can type it in over here. You can be 180 degrees. Thank you very much now, although this isn't Photoshop, you can do some basic stuff in here. They give you enough to get by because what I wanna do is I want to, let's say that I like this image here, but I want to lighten it up. So when I select it over here under fill, that's where image ends up. I can click on it and I get rid of all the color swatches and I get image related adjustments so I can play around with the exposure. OK? So I'm gonna bring the exposure up a little bit. You can do basic stuff. OK? We're not gonna cover it all. OK? But saturation. Oh Black and white. There you go. Change the temperature if it's maybe a bit too blue, bit too yellow. OK. Have a play around with these um again, not Photoshop but some of the good basics in here to update an image. Another way to bring in an image is to have a shape already. OK. So let's say that I've got this circle here. OK? It could be a rectangle with it selected. I can say actually, I don't want you to have a fill of this primary color. I'm gonna break that link and we saw before images are fills. So I can just go, I wanna change the color of this fill from a solid not to linear or radio gradients as great as those are, I can go to image, you get this like little checkerboard thing and you say it's just like a placeholder and you can say uh choose image and we kind of go this way. It's great if you've already got shapes on your document like I do, OK. Kind of mocked up, click out delete these things. Now we're starting to move along. So there's a couple of places just to click the button. There's a shortcut. You can drag it on from your desktop. Did I cover that one? I didn't if I do this problem is it comes as a giant size. So if yours are appropriately sized, you can just drag them in from your finder window. And that last one there where we just clicked on a shape and went into the fill. OK? And said you are an image now. All right, I'll do one more randomly picking these. Um Last thing I want to do before we go is I'm gonna use uh I'm gonna get rid of this colored background and I'm gonna kind of combine the things we just learned a little bit. OK? Cos I want a background image. It might be a hero box. I'm using it for the full website. OK? So I'm gonna grab um you've got two options here. So I wanna use say this image and this is not the bad way, but I it's a way, OK? It's a kind of natural way you might do it. So I'm gonna put this on here. OK? And I'm gonna make it bigger. If you hold shift, it will do it proportionally, which is normally good. But what I wanna do is I wanna hold not down because can you see what it does? It naturally wants to be responsive so I can just drag it out to the size of this uh window. And then you think, all right, just move it to the back. Where is it? Here it is there. So I'm just going to right, click it and say move to back or use that Sweet Cher. OK? And then you start working that way. Now there's an image here at the background that's fine, but it's an object that can be moved around. OK? It's a bit of uh there's nothing wrong with it, but it's actually easier to just switch out the fill of the actual frame itself. You don't have to. But the cool thing about it is over here home page, I've got selected again, I'm going to break the link to that style because actually I want that fill to be an image you need to play with both because you'll get lots of stuff from the community that is set up this way and it's not intuitive, but it's useful. OK? So let's go to choose image and I'm going to find that one. Which one is it? That one there? Cool. So it works the same sort of way we already had our shape. OK? And it's filled it. But the cool thing about it is there's nothing in my layers. It's tidy. And even though we've applied it to this kind of like top level homepage, it's actually right at the bottom. And I'm gonna go back to where I did it before my image settings and I'm gonna say actually exposure is a good way to kind of lower it down. It's the most obvious one. What I find useful though is often get the exposure down a little bit, but it's not so much everything being down, it's mainly the highlights lowering. OK, to kind of remove some of that uh strong contrast. So you can just play around with these, decide where you want this to be gonna pull the saturation out as well. Not all of it. I just wanted to do this like background thing and you're like, I can't see the text. Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do in between videos. I'm gonna grab all this and make it white uh Just so it stands out in the background. All right. That was my quick going through all image stuff in one video. All right. Let's get on to more image stuff in the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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