A set of unique customizable mesh gradient blends.
The lack of precision in the gradient tool is an old annoyance, but as this tweet grew in popularity I’ve been quietly hoping that maybe the fix would make it to the Little Big Updates. Regardless, the replies provide a ton of smart workaround — distributing stops through double-clicking, nudging stops, using the Precise Gradients plugin, and even looking in the Inspect tab!
Hey @figma, can you show me the position values on here please? I don’t like having to eyeball 15%… pic.twitter.com/cWVLzqNAda— Arix (@Arix_Ki) March 21, 2023
This website made my head spin! A new Figma plugin and Framer Component for creating highly customizable beautiful moving gradients.
A new plugin by Vijay Verma: “The plugin utilizes the Metavatar algorithm to create stunning gradient backgrounds in a variety of cool colors. It also has the added feature of adding noise to make the gradients even more visually striking.”
In this tutorial thread, Fons Mans walks through the steps of creating Linear-like gradients. The community file is available as well.
New Tutorial! ✨— Fons Mans (@FonsMans) January 17, 2023
Learn how to create "@linear gradients" with @figma in just a few easy steps.
Let's get started 👇 pic.twitter.com/08wGSA9Ij1
Miggi with two great tips on managing gradients. I wish we didn’t need to resolve to a 100 pixels square hack, but often it gets the job done!
Someone asked yesterday about managing gradients in @figma, here are two ways to handle.— @email@example.com (@miggi) January 5, 2023
1. Double click on a gradient stop to distribute evenly.
2. You can nudge / big nudge gradient stops. On 100x100 square, I can move over 5 times in nudges of 10 to get placement at 50%. pic.twitter.com/SqkwTPHxcc
If programming shaders is a bit too much for you, check out this video on how to create an animated mesh gradient in Figma with a combination of a few plugins and built-in tools.
Dan Hollick with a fantastic deep dive on shaders. While this specialized area of graphics programming may seem too niche, shaders have been gaining popularity in UI design for animating gradients and creating cool special effects. In Figma, you can play with shaders inside Rogie’s popular Noise & Texture plugin.
You can read the unrolled version of this thread here: https://t.co/nSJsBnSzDM— Dan Hollick 🇿🇦 (@DanHollick) December 15, 2022
One of my personal favorites 🙌 Organize the gradient panel faster by double-clicking on gradient stops to evenly distribute them.
This past maker week @figma I had some extra hours and worked on adding the ability to equally distribute gradient stops with a simple double click.— trevor aquino 😶🌫️😰 (@TrevorAquino) August 2, 2022
However this wasn't my own idea. One of my favorite parts of Figma is being able to interact with the community of users.
Miggi shows how to use images as masks.
A nice trick from Gleb on how to create a transparent fill that supports a background blur effect.
Epic @figma tip I learned from @edpratti (Material You file)— Gleb Sabirzyanov ❤️ (@gleb_sexy) June 1, 2022
Transparent fill that supports background blur effect! 🤯🔥
1. Create a white fill
2. Change the fill blend mode to Darken/Multiply
3. Optional: create a style “Transparent”
1% or 0.01% opacity trick is dead! 💀 pic.twitter.com/U63DVuvTNQ
“Say goodbye to your drop shadow hacks. Now, you can apply individual borders to customize tables, lists, and single-sided panels.” This is one of my favorite updates!
Insert and retain the original resolution of big images, working around Figma’s limitation of 4,096 pixels during imports. Just last week, I had to add a few large screenshots to the project and ended up cutting them down manually in Pixelmator while thinking of building this plugin. Apparently, Yuan Qing Lim had the same idea a while ago!
While outlining a stroke is a common feature in design tools, I’ve never seen the opposite!
While this is still a hack, I didn’t realize that a big nudge value affects gradient stops. Good to know!
New Figma Tip: CSS ready, percent perfect gradient styles in @figmadesign.— Miggs in Space (@miggi) September 28, 2021
(Me testing Figma tip on Twitter with @loom.)
Cool plugin by Tom Quinonero for creating gradients through color spaces like LCH and ZYX with non-linear curves. There are so many cool use cases for color spaces like LCH — it’s a real pity that they’re not a standard part of Figma.
A Node package that converts SVG strokes to outlined fills as a post-export process. Useful if you want to manipulate color attributes in code.
Now in @figmadesign you can totally draw straight lines with the pencil tool while holding down the shift key!— miggi from figgi (@miggi) July 22, 2021
But did you know that depending on the background when you start drawing with the pencil, it will auto adjust white to black and vice versa? Same when placing text! pic.twitter.com/i1mCFHjBcc
Happy Monday folks, here are a few ways to crop images easier in @figmadesign:— luis. (@disco_lu) July 12, 2021
• Double click whilst holding Option (Mac) / Alt (Windows)
• Hold CMD (Mac) / Control (Windows) and drag the handles
• Use shapes and boolean operations
Happy croppin' ✂️ pic.twitter.com/Pex2IcerVF