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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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Can you make fonts in figma as part of the workflow? Or is it better to use illustrator? If so what pluigins for figma?

So I planned my workflow like: Figma --> Glyphs 3, as I just got a license for Glyphs 3, is this feasible compared to illustrator? What kind of plugins would you recommend to use if any in figma if ...
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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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Who should manage CSS colour variables in a web project? Design or Front-End?

We're working on a multi-brand project where the site must switch between company branding. To do this we have CSS colour variables in place switching between styles depending on what brand is using ...
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Convert Gif/Video Anmation to SVG for Android splash screen

I have made GIF Animations for Android splash screen, they were created using PrincipleforMac, I was only able to export them in Video or GIF format is there any other method through which I could ...
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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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Which tool for UX design should I choose? [closed]

I am a novice designer that's why I would like to ask you which UX design tools you use in your daily work? I know some basics of Figma and I am quite fluent in Adobe XD but I've heard that many UX ...
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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 figma

How are you? I'm wrong because I'm trying to apply an effect in Figma which I don't know if it is possible to do. I leave my question… Is it possible to apply fixed positioning depending on the point ...
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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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Adding white space between two elements - Figma

While working with figma I frequently needed to add white space between the two elements such that all elements below these two elements should also shift down. To explain better I have created a ...
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Broken SVG when importing to Figma

When dropping an SVG into a Figma canvas, the SVG object is broken, meaning it does not resemble the actual image. The SVG is exported from Adobe XD and is even tested with Microsoft Edge browser to ...
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Filling half a shape in figma

I am still pretty new to figma, so I am still learning. I have a shape (rectangle shape) that is all white. I am trying to "fill" half of the shape with a yellow color. Does anyone know how ...
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Figma: Which other files use a component?

In Figma, I'm cleaning up my files, and I'm interested in deleting a deprecated library. How can I find out which other files use a component or a library? For a given file, I know that I can view ...
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How to use a figma component in another file?

The Problem I am facing is, I just want to be able to reuse a library/component in other files, just a way to access components from a ui-kit or import them into a file. But it seems like I can't do ...
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Export a group in Figma to PNG at specific size?

I have a group in Figma that is 1200 x 1200 pixels. I need to export it as a PNG at the following sizes: 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 128x128. Can I do this without having to resize the group? It's annoying ...
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Making the content of my text change based on the day

I am trying to make an app on Figma that contains a calendar. You can access the calendar by clicking on a rectangle on the home page... but on the same rectangle, I want to display the data that is ...
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How to set masks IDs in exported SVG?

Masks exported in SVG have a default ID of "mask0" <mask id="mask0" ...>. I tried changing the mask layer name, but it doesn't influence the ID in the exported SVG. How do I ...
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How can I use the Auto Layout in Figma to align this icon on the text baseline?

How can I use the Auto Layout in Figma to align this icon on the text baseline?
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Calculating space/gap between elements in figma

I am new to Figma and I got a .jpg design file which I need to convert into HTML, but in order to do that, I need to know the space between each element. I went ahead and placed a space between the ...
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Layout grids for illustrations?

Is it possible to use any kind of layout grids when creating illustrations, and if so, what are their uses? Edit: A bit of clarification, my questions is towards drawing on a computer (not hand ...
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Zoom without Ctrl

Zoom in and out without the need to hold down crtl key would make navigation much easier and faster. It is really a question why developers/UI/UX designers of many of design softwares do not pay ...
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Figma: using components from one file in another

I'm an iOS developer trying to learn graphic design, currently using the free version of Figma. I just started and so far it's been lots of fun. My problem is incorporating iOS system elements into my ...
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Figma: flattened vector exports as multiple paths

I flatten multiple vectors into one, so it appears in Figma as follows: However when I export it to SVG, this vector appears as multiple paths in SVG markup. Is the a way in Figma to make it a single ...
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How to change the stroke of a single edge in a shape?

Let me start by saying that I'm a complete ignorant when it comes to Figma, I'm trying to learn the basics in order to draw a couple of very elementary shapes for my research paper. Is it possible to ...
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How to achieve this Gradient (Done in Figma with layer Blur)

how can i achieve this Gradient? I know its done in Figma with multiple rectangles and a bunch of Layer Blur. I'm a noob with the Gradient Mesh Tool in Illustrator, so Figma would be easier for me. ...
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Hyperlink Image Figma

Is there a way to hyperlink and image or text in Figma to be clickable when exported as a PDF? Thanks in advance.
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Flex-grow in Figma auto layout?

Say I have the following layout: ----Left Component--Central Component--Right Component--- The parent component has a fixed width. I'd like Figma to auto-resize the width of left component and the ...
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Can child elements be aligned top or bottom in Figma's auto layout?

I have a horizontal auto layout within which there are three elements: Icon Text Another Icon I made this screen recording that shows what I did. I'd like the text to be aligned top or bottom, but ...
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How do I create perfect stroke-dash spacing for a rounded rectangle?

So I'm trying to recreate this rectangle from Ikea: I found this article on how to calculate dashes: https://www.designernews.co/stories/47034-how-can-we-calculate-a-perfect-dashed-border-in-sketch ...
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Custom shape interaction in Figma

When prototyping in Figma, is there any way to set up interaction exact on the shape and not the it's bounding box?
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how do I make a gradient background in Figma?

I am trying to make a linear gradient backgroud accross my UI in Figma. How can I possibly go about this?
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Figma - Difference color but "positive"

I want to differentiate colors on a layer but the difference should be "positive", ie. orange and orange should be white rather than black. Here's a picture of what I mean: Before: After: ...
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Figma's "After Delay" interaction is disabled when going from one frame to another

Working on a loading indicator animation; when I tap on prototype, I want the transition to happen from one frame to another after an "After Delay" interaction. As you can see in the photo, "After ...