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What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

Lesson 41 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

Lesson 41 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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41. What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

<b>In this lesson we will look at what fonts you can use in Figma and which look good to font pair.</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

What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

Hi. Yeah. In this video, we're going to look at what fonts am I allowed to use in fig A which ones are really common to use? And then we're going to look at a bit of font pairing kind of sticking free examples together that look really nice. Here you go. There's a good pairing there just to help you out if you are unsure about what fonts to pick and which ones match. All right, let's jump in. So what fonts can I use? You can use kind of anything these days and you want to make sure that there is whatever font you use, there's a web version of it. Most commonly people will just use Google, fonts, Google fonts or fonts.google.com just is full of free fonts that we can use commercially and they're available to be used online and inside of apps. Ok. So this is a great place to kind of get fonts. Why can't you just use all the fonts on your machine? It's mainly because you need to make sure that they are available. That's a different kind of font that ends up inside of apps and websites. Ok...

. So let's say there's a font that I bought the other day. So let's type in Scott. Use capitals. Scott headphones. Ok. It's this one here. Geograph. I bought it. It's great. I love it. And when I was buying it though, it was here, I was like, great. I love this font. I was using it for t-shirt design for one of my last courses. Ok. And I went, all right. I'm gonna buy this one because it's a paid font. Ok. Don't be afraid to pay for fonts. Ok. This one here and I decided that I wanted to use it for desktop version. And I just bought, instead of the whole thing for 300 I just bought the sizes that I want only for desktop. Ok. But if I needed to use this for an app, OK? Or for a website, I need to pay for a different license. Ok. So you can, it will depend on kind of how many page views. So I know that you can actually put a lot of fonts online, but that is a bit of a hurdle. A lot of people avoid by using something like Google fonts because we don't have to pay for these Google have really kind of, I don't know, beautified the web with their fonts. Ok. So you can go through and pick fonts from here and download them, say that like I've already had a little look through uh how I got my fonts, you know, um there was one called Crimson Text that I liked. I wanted a serif font along with a matching uh San serif font. So I like this one. I was like, great. It's cool. You can type in here so you can put in uh my marketing message, marketing message. So you can kind of check what it looks like and then you can either download parts of them or download the whole family. And what's nice about this is download them, you put them somewhere, open them up and install them. You just double click on them, they install it pretty easy. What's really nice about that though? Is that your developer or who was making your website will be able to have access to the same fonts. They'll install them slightly different, they'll probably use a content, something network, something called a CD N and they, they have different ways of making it happen, but it's the same font, which is nice. So very common to use Google fonts. There's a lot of alternatives for Google fonts. Ok. Uh If you've got an Adobe license, there's uh Adobe fonts, you can use those kind of free as part of your license. You can go to other sites where you buy them. Like this is just an independent foundry that I bought stuff from beautiful stuff here. Ok. But this one's called Klim. Ok. But you can also go to fonts.com or Vado have uh we looked at Indo elements earlier. They have lots of cool fonts in there. Creative Market. There's, there's a million places you can buy fonts, but just know that you might have to buy a specific license and there are just some fonts that nobody's bothered to make web version of it yet. So don't get yourself into trouble. Another little bit of a tip is font pairing. What I find is like, let's say that you do decide that you like this uh semi bold version look 600. There you go. There's that kind of like weird numbering again in the hundreds that we did for color. OK? And let's say you do like the 600 version, you select the style. Actually, let's not do it that way. Let's have a look down the bottom here. What you'll see is often they'll have popular pairings with Crimson text. There you go. So Mozzart is a really common one you're like, yeah, that's a good combo or maybe open sense. OK? These are all other fonts that you can download from Google fonts. Now, this is not like a typography class, but a nice simple kind of quite a common way of working is that if you've picked a font that has a s for your like say hero text or your kind of hitting text. So these little seraphs, these little feats on it, it'd be common to use a San Sera as the body copy and vice versa. Not, it's not the 100% rule. It's just a really common rule. Now, if you are new to the font game or design game, you might find something this term quite useful uh font pairings. So if we're gonna use Google fonts or Adobe fonts or whatever it is, the word font pairings is useful. Ok? And the results here, let's have a look. I'm gonna open up a few of these and you. Ok? Anyway, a bunch of them. OK. And what you'll see is there is fond pairing somebody else before you has gone and decided to pair stuff up this. Here we go. Here's some examples finally. OK. Ail with uh Leto, what do you think? Hm. There you go. Not going on that one. This is pretty cool. The art deco going on. Um Yeah, so lots of examples of Google fonts that you can uh oh, so many pop ups. Anyway. Um let's have a look at some more examples. Monster at Oswald. You don't have to agree. I don't like that pairing and let's have a look. Yeah, but these are all downloadable from Google fonts and you might just see like, oh man, that's it. April fake face. April fat face with Roboto is where I'm going. Ok. And just have a little work through all the different ones. OK? Uh You can go into the fig a community. There is some font pairing files in there as well, but it can just be a little bit of a leg up when you are trying to pick fonts for an app or a website, bit of font pairing. So that's it for what fonts can I use in my fig files. Let's get on to the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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