Figma hacks you wish you knew earlier

Do you find it hard to keep up with the fast-paced world? You’re not alone! With so much information and constantly evolving tools, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything that can improve your workflow. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 8 Figma tips and tricks that you may not have heard of or discovered yet. These tips will help you streamline your design process and create better designs with ease.

Absolute Auto-layout

If you have an element that you want to place in the auto-layout frame but you don’t want it to follow the rules of auto-layout, just click the Absolute position in the upper right corner and place your icon wherever you want. If you want your icon to stick to some place in this auto-layout, make sure you set the constraints right.

Ignore auto-layout

Auto-layout can be frustrating at times, but now you can quickly preview the position of your element. Simply press the spacebar and manually adjust the element to your liking, without the constraints of the auto-layout.

Quick copy file links

Designers and every other member of the team will appreciate this time-saving shortcut. It’s often necessary to need a link to a specific screen or file so just press Command+L and you will copy the file link into your clipboard and if you want to copy a specific element, just select element and again press Command+L.

Crop images in Figma

Tired of using external image editors just to crop a simple photo? Say goodbye to the hassle! All you have to do is double-click on the image while holding down the option/alt key, and boom!

Save images as style

Have you ever found a photo that you absolutely loved and wanted to incorporate into your design? Well, now you can do it inside Figma! By selecting the image and saving it as a style, you can use it as a fill or stroke in both text and other objects.

Copy styles quickly

Easily copy style of one element to the other just press option+command+C and place it to other element by pressing option+command+V.

Rename multiple frames at once

Designing can be frustrating when you’re left with frames that are either unnamed or have strange names (e.g. “Frame9382”). Renaming each frame individually is a time-consuming task, making the rename feature a lifesaver.

Useful plugins

Some of the most useful plugins are “Content reel” where you can plug avatars, lorem ipsum, names, addresses, and so much more into your design with one click, second one in “Remove background” in just one click and “Blush” where you can find a lot of different illustrations.

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