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#28

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

#27

Navigate in multi-flow prototype

When working with multiple prototype flows, create a Master Frame that all flows can link back to switch flows.

So when you are lost, pressing “R” to come back to the master screen.

It’s super useful when doing usability testing.

#26

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

#25

Add links to your Figma

Insert any link (link to another frame, to design document, PRD, or any URL) in your Figma file.

  1. Select any text you want to add a link
  2. Press “⌘ + K” and paste the link.
  3. Hover over the text to see the hyperlink.

#24

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.

#23

Dynamic Tooltip with Autolayout

  1. Building your blocks with top triangle, content and bottom triangle.
  2. Apply the Autolaout for the whole frame component.
  3. Place the constant where we want to use it.
  4. Adjust spacer of the triangle by typing any text inside the textbox of the constant. Hide/Show top/bottom triangle base on the position.

Trying out the file here →

#22

Copy an icon from Sketch

We don’t need to import the whole sketch file to Figma just to copy an icon. We can copy an element from Sketch to Figma directly.

  1. Select element in Sketch
  2. Right-click and choose “Copy SVG Code”
  3. In Figma, paste it with “⌘ + V”
  4. Enjoy the real vector element.

#21

Hide UI for wider view

Hide Figma’s UI to have a widest view of your whole design. An indispensable action for me all the time. Press “⌘ + .” or “⌘ + \”

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