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Tips to
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Figma
workflow.

Small but awesome tips to work faster in Figma.

Collapse all layers

When there are so many objects that you start losing your head while navigating the layers, pressing Option ⌥ + L (Mac) or Alt + L (Win) collapse all groups & frames

Adjust image position

Fill an image with Crop is a very helpful option. Here is a quicker way to access it

  1. Select a shape/image element
  2. Hold “⌥ Option” keyboard and Double click right mouse
  3. Move/resize the image to adjust its position

When to use Frame vs Group

Group

When resizing a group, its child elements will scale as you would expect vector artwork to scale.

Frame

When resizing, a frame’s bounds will be resized independently from its child elements. So each elements can have different constraints.

Learn more about Frame & Group

Full function progress bar component

We can use this component for any state of loading, from 0 to 100%.

  1. Create a parent frame and make sure “Clip Content” is checked.
  2. Create a child frame with auto-layout applies for a text layer.
  3. Change text to define different loading states when using.

Paste above a layer

The fastest way to bring an element to a dedicated position, by paste above on layer.

  1. Copy an element with “Copy + C”
  2. Select a layer
  3. Press “⌘ + Shift + V”

Better way to swap a symbol

  1. Navigation to the Assets tab
  2. Search for a Symbol / Component you want to replace.
  3. Press “Option + ⌘”
  4. Drag that symbol and drop it to the area where you want to swap the symbol (The dropzone is highlight with a Purple border)
  5. Done.

Steal a style of an element

Along with duplicating an element, we can copy the style. It’s super helpful when we want to overwrite an element in a component.

  1. Select element you want to copy. Press Ctrl/Cmd + Option + C to copy element’s style (color, shadow, border radius,…)
  2. Select destination element, Press Ctrl/Cmd + Option + V to pasted

Paste image from our clipboard

  1. Build your layout block
  2. “⌘ + C” any image, or on web, right click and select “Copy image”
  3. Select your block, shape, vector.
  4. Press “⌘ + V” to paste image.
  5. Repeat as necessary

Credit @Figma

Inserting multiple images into any shapes at once

  1. Press ”⌘ + Shift + K”
  2. Select your images
  3. Drop them on any type of layers

Credit @anronkai

Ignore constraint settings while resizing a Frame

When resizing frames, hold Command (⌘) on macOS or Ctrl on Windows/Chrome OS to ignore constraint settings for all objects inside that frame.

Credit @Figma

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