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Figma Tips And Tricks To Make Your Work Easier

Figma Tips And Tricks To Make Your Work Easier

If you're a UI/UX designer or perhaps a web designer, then you might probably know about Figma and what all it has in store for you. But did you know you can now make your task easier with some easy Figma tips and tricks? Well, without building any more suspense, let's hop onto some of my favorite Figma tips and tricks that I can't live without.

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Use the bar graph arc tool

I had no idea about the Bar Graph arc tool until I read about that tool on the FIGMA blog and tried. It makes a minimalist Bar Graph arc and saves time to create arcs like how we did in the old days.

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Manage base components

You can use the base components more efficiently by creating and managing components with multiple variants. Each variant will hold its individual nested base component overwritten to create a novel state. This makes bulk updates pretty easy and also ensures 100% consistency.

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More time saving tricks with spacebar

  • Drag the selection box and then hold down the spacebar to increase the size of the cursor selection. If you're drawing a shape, you can also reserve space to move the object as you draw. If that's not enough, press the spacebar, and Figma will automatically move the object into an auto frame...

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Update auto layout

Update or add the new auto-layout feature for dynamic resizing of your designs. With the auto layout, you can quickly create buttons, lists, models, etc., with multiple margins and resizing rules that can easily accommodate more intricate components and eradicate the need for tedious spacin...

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Update the nudge amount to 8px

Using a base unit of 8px is often recommended for multiple reasons and must be used consistently for every sizing and spacing task. You can make this more straightforward for yourself and your entire team by simply setting the "nudge amount" in Figma from 10px to 8px. This way, every time you wil...

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Rename multiple layers at once

It's essential to keep your file organized with a defined naming structure and hierarchy for all your layers. This task is made much quicker with Figma's "Rename Layers" model, enabling you to rename layers in bulk. You can rename each layer to be the same, have a number suffix, add a prefix to d...

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Organize the grid or swap position

After selecting multiple objects in the table, click the grid icon in the corner to organize your design. This equalizes all distances between objects, allowing you to drag and rearrange objects and adjust their spacing.

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CMD (CTRL) + to unlock the lock objects

CMD (CTRL) + / has many practical quick applications that can save you a lot of time in your workflow. If you are not using it, it is strongly recommended that you check what is available on the menu. Unlock all items and change the font.

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Use true/false logic

Use "true/false" or "on/off" labels to switch between two distinct properties. This little trick will make switching variants quicker and closely match how different components work in the code.

For instance : Type=Single-line, State=Default, Optional=Yes

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Edit spacing in bulk

Aligning various objects and adjusting the spacing just right can seem pretty tedious and time-consuming. However, fortunately, Figma's "Smart selection" & "tidy" features enable you to do just that in bulk. 

With Figma, similar objects can be auto-arranged into a neat ...

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Use keyboard shortcuts

It's no mystery that using keyboard shortcuts is much quicker than using the mouse. Practically every action can simply be initiated with a keyboard shortcut to make working in Figma seem much faster and efficient.  

Besides, is there anything worse than seeing a designer struggle with thei...

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Organize your file pages

Let's face it, having to look for a specific design or master component can sometimes be pretty time-consuming and may also lead to miscommunications and duplicacy.

Therefore, organize your file pages to make navigating and maintaining them quick and easy. Make sure eac...

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Use the scale tool

To keep your design pixel perfect with the help of a scale tool, simply select all the objects that you want to scale, then hold K on your keyboard and drag.

Earlier I was so reluctant to scale the whole artwork because something always broke, especially the text field,...

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