Gleb Sabirzyanov suggests a few approaches for fixing broken vector paths and shapes.
❓ How to fix an issue in Figma when you try to outline, flatten, or union a shape and it disappears or becomes broken.— Gleb Sabirzyanov (@gleb_sexy) November 4, 2022
A thread of methods that *may* help solve this @figma glitch: pic.twitter.com/dtZmJ5jMXo
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
A new plugin by Gleb for turning vector lines into pixel art.
A new plugin from Gleb Sabirzyanov for getting custom colors from Figma to FigJam.
Gleb Sabirzyanov released a major update to his popular plugin for working with components.
Gleb is right – icons as variants can’t be previewed or searched. In fact, Figma doesn’t recommend using variants to group different icons either. If you have different sizes or versions of the same icon, then you could combine these as variants instead.
PSA reminder: never use variants for different icons in @figmadesign!— Gleb Sabirzyanov (@gleb_sexy) July 7, 2021
Use regular separate components to:
- Preview icons when swapping instances
- Search via name and icon description (bonus tip: add synonyms for easier search)#FigmaTip pic.twitter.com/4oGqs2GxIb
Gleb Sabirzyanov shows how to move components between files using his Master plugin.
Handy tiny plugin by Gleb Sabirzyanov.
Smart workaround for selecting objects with a transparent background. I also like a follow-up from Gleb Sabirzyanov in the replies on ensuring that developers won’t implement this hack.
You may know this already, but this is a little trick I use for making selecting and swapping instances easier in @figmadesign. If your component has a transparent background give it a fill of 0.001. Now you can select it while holding down Cmd/Ctrl. pic.twitter.com/ZUb09AquAP— Gavin McFarland (@gavinmcfarland) December 17, 2020
Figma shortcut of the day: Alt/Option + L will collapse all groups & frames in the layers panel! ✨— Gleb Sabirzyanov (@gleb_sexy) July 29, 2020
When there are so many objects that you start losing your head while navigating the layers — Alt + L (win) or Option + L (mac) is your savior! @figmadesign #FigmaTip pic.twitter.com/8KGeka1E9r
Gleb Sabirzyanov shares his starter kit for creating your own design system. It includes inputs, buttons, tags, dropdowns, tabs, type, color, etc. He also wrote a Twitter thread on how he used his Master plugin for building it.
That’s a really smart workaround to gather stats!
Wondering how many frames you've created? How many times some instance is used in a file? Count your collection of cat pics? 🤔— Gleb Sabirzyanov (@gleb_sexy) May 15, 2020
Press Cmd + R (Ctrl + R) for Batch Rename and you will see the number of selected layers in the top left corner! 💯 #FigmaTip @figmadesign pic.twitter.com/piZ5GjC27c
As always, Gleb comes up with an incredibly creative way to push Figma’s limits.
Advanced @figmadesign prototyping challenge: create a full circular progress bar animation with just two frames and Smart Animate. 😎 Can you?— Gleb Sabirzyanov (@gleb_sexy) March 31, 2020
▶️ Duplicate the Figma file to see how I did it: https://t.co/zqAZnAlds5
Not gonna lie, my brain still hurts from this one.🧠 pic.twitter.com/0TZRE0AXOv
Gleb got on the challenge of implementing typing in the prototype using overlays, keyboard triggers, GIFs, and some magic. Absolutely impractical but fun nonetheless!
A question in the @figmadesign community inspired a fun challenge: implement “real” typing in the prototype! I used overlays, keyboard triggers, gif and some magic! ✨— Gleb Sabirzyanov (@gleb_sexy) March 21, 2020
Duplicate the file to see how it works. And if you fancy it — add characters & remix! https://t.co/Os1u3KsQG8 pic.twitter.com/eCC8x9Sc3x
Gleb Sabirzyanov shares all known ways to select layers. There are more than you might have expected!
Do you know how to select layers in Figma? 🤔 Sounds extremely basic, right? Let’s break it down!— Gleb Sabirzyanov (@gleb_sexy) January 22, 2020
Here is every single way to select objects in @figmadesign! #FigmaTip #Thread pic.twitter.com/A7OMXuiH6g