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Artboard Gap Size Panoramic Images App Store

I'm designing Panoramic App Store preview screenshots with Sketch. I would want to know the gap between two Artboards for iPhone 6.5", iPhone 5.5", iPad Pro (3rd Gen) 12.9" and iPad Pro ...
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Flatten a mask group in Figma

So I have made myself some striped bars for a histogram by creating the desired stripes and applying the bars as a mask to it like described here, which looks like this: Now I would like to add an ...
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Fill an object in Figma with a stripe pattern

I want to apply some stripe pattern like this to an object in Figma: So far I found this plugin, but it does only allow to create a rectangle that has a linear gradient with many alternating colors. ...
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How to import tailwind margins / font sizes into Figma?

I'm trying to make my Figma designs easily translatable to Tailwind CSS. Currently, I can import the Tailwind CSS colors with: https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/738806869514947558/Tailwind-CSS ...
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How to delete frame without deleting children in Figma?

This is a pretty simple question, but how do I delete a frame without deleting all its contents in Figma? Is this possible and/or advisable? I know I can drag all the contents out of the frame, but ...
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Photo currently in Figma file - how to use it for print / Illustrator?

I'm looking to print a photo as part of Illustrator Artwork I'm creating - the photo is currently in a Figma file, though, and I see that I cannot export it in TIFF format. What would be the best way ...
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How can you create a stroke that covers half of the shape?

Im somewhat new to figma so forgive me if this is a basic question. What is the best way to create a partial outline? For example, I initially duplicated the rectangle and made it a bit bigger, but ...
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Is there a tool that can mimic MS Paint Selection + Shift + Arrow?

I know this sounds silly, but this one of the reasons I prefer to work on Windows – one feature in MS Paint... When you select something in MS Paint, you can move that selection with arrow keys. If ...
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Recreate transparent icon in Figma

I am trying to recreate the below icon in Figma. I have the background color (#F3764A) but since each Dimond is transparent, I cannot get the actual hex color or the opacity which make recreating it ...
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Open source alternative for figma

I've been using figma a lot on work but now interested for Open Source alternative. Is there anything like that?
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Figma plugin for Bootstrap's "mix" function for tints &shades

Is there a Figma plugin for generating tints & shades of a color that would be the same as the ones produced by Bootstrap's "mix" function (as shown here — https://codepen.io/emdeoh/pen/...
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Are text variables and associated automation possible in Figma?

I've been using Figma for everything design-related. Is there an automated way for generating certificates that get names from an (MS Excel) database?
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How to create complex gradients in Figma?

I would like to use this CSS pattern in my Figma project but I stuck. So far, I have not found a description for implementing such a complex pattern. Is this even possible in Figma? Or is it just ...
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Unknown icons are showing in Figma

I am working on a landing page website in Figma, and the problem I am facing is that there are 2 facebook icons are showing when I am previewing my design. Though I don't have any icons on my artboard....
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Figma PDF export order

When I use the Export frames to PDF, I cannot find the way to order the frames as wanted. They seem to be exported in the order they were created. Any idea on how to change that?
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How to make letters linked within each other in a SVG

I am making a logo for an web application using Figma. What I got so far is: I managed to show the D linked into the P by coloring in one of the intersects of the two letters. But is there a better ...
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Any tool which would allow to export mui.com components JSX code from Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD?

Now designers design with mui design kit and ui dev does same job again with jsx. Looking for solution which would allow to automate this part. There are design kits for Figma, Sketch and Adobe XD: ...
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How to snap to sibling element in Figma?

In the case where you have two sibling elements, how do you snap the edges of one with the edges of the other? Is there some kind of "magnet" mode which you can enable to achieve this ...
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How to achieve soft elevated look for icons?

I am trying to figure out a way to achieve the same soft bubbly effect on icons as seen in this design. Looking for resources to achieve the same using Figma, XD or Sketch.
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Navigate to nested frames in Figma

Assume this is my frame structure: #SlideA #SlideContainer1 #Slide1.1 #Slide1.2 #Slide1.n I cannot create navigation link from SlideA to Slide1.1 or any siblings of SlideContainer1. I am only ...
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Different screen resolutions and Figma

I'm new to Figma and trying to prototype my own project and want to share the designs with my friends. They have different devices and my prototype needs to run fine on each one of them. I've ...
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Figma - Gradient over multiple elements

How can I make a gradient over multiple element in Figma? As much as I know you can only make a gradient over one element or let's say select multiple but then the gradient doesn't go over all, it ...
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Why is Figma not exporting all my pages?

I have two pages in my Figma project. I then hit the menu > File > Export Pages as PDF. The resulting PDF only has a single page added to it, and the other is missing. What gives?
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How to check distance of two objects in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

Hello I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, and I want to check how much distance or gap I am giving between objects, can anyone please tell me how to do that ?? One way I know is to use the measure ...
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Figma prototype too big

When doing a prototype play, even at 100% display size the displayed protype frame does not reflect the actual size of the frame, say the frame is 1366 x 1024 when played in prototype on a 1920 ...
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Standard Container Size For Mobile Canvas?

I am creating a mobile-friendly UI Design in Figma my selected frame size is 428 x 926 px (for I phone 13 pro max). In this I want a container to achieve a proper gird system, can you please tell me ...
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Offset Path In Figma?

I am trying to use the Offset Path in Figma. Same as we do in Adobe Illustrator, but I am not sure if we can use it in Figma or not. Please tell me if yes then how we can use the Offset Path in Figma. ...
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What should be standard size of QR code on business card so that it can get scan easily?

What should be the standard size of QR codes on business cards so that they can get scan easily?
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Figma Emailify Plugin, How to Add a Hyperlink to an Image? Can't add 0% Opacity text layer for some reason

I am using the Emailify Plugin for Figma and noticed that I cannot add a Link to images/ icons. I want to add a clickable URL to each of the social media icons. There is another question from a year ...
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Mobile app design size

Mobile app design size What size is more appropriate and common for mobile application design in XD Figma software?
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In Figma how do I match the radius of a round square to that of a circle?

In Figma how do I match the radius of a round square to that of a circle? I am finding this very difficult to achieve, google brings up nothing unless I am searching the wrong keywords? Is there a ...
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Display distance between objects in illustrator using smart guides

How can I check the distance between two objects in px like in Figma or Adobe XD? I googled a bit but did not find any way to do this. This is what I want to achieve. In Figma. As you can see, it ...
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How to make a cozy-soft border radius

I was on Dribbble and saw this shot. They made this seemingly normal-looking border-radius yet it looks different. How would you achieve this in Figma or AdobeXD? Shot link
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Figma: increasing Frame size also increases size of icons on that frame?

I'm using Font Awesome vector icons in my designs. When I go to increase/transform the size of a frame the size of the icons also transform with it, but all other elements on the frame remain the same ...
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How can I design a background with a red wave like this in Figma? [closed]

I have created a similar screen but I also want to design a background with a red wave like this... Where should I start?
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Figma's "Change To" not working well with elements using "Fix position when scrolling"

I've started using Figma's beta "Change to" feature and it's amazing but I just noticed that when using it on elements that have fixed positioning while scrolling, it's not working as ...
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From Figma to Zeplin: How to make icon importable?

I have mobile app design in .fig file. I opened it in Figma Imported it to Zeplin. However, icon image is not importable: What I am trying to achieve is to make image importable to Android Studio ...
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How to undo or ignore component changes in Figma when publishing asset library?

In making changes to some components, I edited the wrong button-component for a second. Figma is tracking the change, and wants to publish it to update the library it's in. I don't want it to update, ...
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How do I "swap" icons in a component to create more variants?

I've created a component with 2 variants: selected and unselected. I want to create a navigation bar for a mobile app that has different icons for each option - e.g. Home, Popular, Hottest, TV Shows (...
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FIGMA and Sketch is increasing the filesize of images??? WTF

I encountered a very interesting phenomenon. I hope someone here can explain it to me. When I am importing an image with 936 KB of file size and then immediately export that same image (without ...
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Smoothing edges in Figma

How do I make the edges of the shape completely smooth (straight) as opposed to what I have now after having converted a .png image into the vector shape.
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Keep icon color when swapping in Figma

If I replace an icon that's inside another component, the color of that icon also changes. What I want is being able to set one color for the component, and every icon I swap should take over that ...
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How do I get Figma to list things NOT backwards?

Thing are backwards. Stuff on top of page are is listed on the bottom. Things listed in horizontal frames are listed right(first) to left(last).
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Save an image in Figma

I (not a terribly creative type) have created an image in Figma from several geometric shapes. I would now like to save that image as a PNG. "Save local" gives me a .fig file with no options ...
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Prevent Figma auto-nesting

In Figma, when you drop an object on a frame, it automatically auto-nests. How do I prevent this? According to Figma on Twitter I have to hold the space bar. But after trying lots of times this doesn'...
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Position sticky in Figma

Is it possible to apply fixed positioning depending on the point where the scrollY is (on the vertical axis)? Just like you would with CSS with position sticky?
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What is the best way to create buttons in Figma?

I'm still learning Figma, and I'm having trouble to create inactive buttons (or other status, focus, hover etc) and swap when needed. Can someone help me? The tutorials I found on the internet were ...
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Vertical Endless Slider in Figma

I'm trying to make a vertical endless slider in Figma for an app and I run into a problem. The animation after the last slider is not transitioning smoothly. It keeps refreshing and clips. https://www....
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Can I disable selection for specific elements?

My frame contains an element filling the entire frame area (in the back). Every time I span a selection, that element is part of it, and I have to Shift+click to unselect it. Can I make it ...
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Wrong Figma scale on 4K monitor

I have a Win10 on 3840×2160 screen with 200% system scale. Working in Figma I have all the designs shown noticeably larger so I got original size at 90% zoom level. The same situation is in ...
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