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Figma Design Basics and Features

This free online course will equip you with the knowledge and basic skills needed to design vector graphics using Figma.

Publisher: Pierluigi Giglio
This Figma Design Basics and Features course has been designed to teach you the basic skills and techniques required to create vector graphics and app prototypes. This course teaches how to create basic shapes in Figma, make comments, share Figma files, and export designs. By taking this course, you will learn some advanced Figma features which include some keyboard shortcuts, and how to design an IOS prototype app.
Figma Design Basics and Features
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    551
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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This course has been designed to help graphic designers quickly design, build and export files for wireframing and prototyping using Figma design application. The course begins by teaching how to create a Figma account and also how to set up a Figma application on a windows machine as well as on a Mac operating system. Next, you will learn how to create your very first Figma design, here, you will learn the function of a page in Figma which allows you to organize multiple screens and also multiple parts of the project in organized folders, then you will learn about frames, you will be shown how to tweak the dimension of any frame to your desired taste. You will learn how to create different types of objects using the shape tool and you will also learn how to move and pan around the design environment using the hand tool. You will then be taught how to zoom in and out in Figma and you will also learn the importance of comments and as well as how to make comments in Figma. You will also learn how to share a Figma file, copy and paste objects and elements, you will then learn how to arrange layers using the alignment tool.

In this Figma design course, you will be introduced to Boolean operations, you will learn its functions and types which include the union selection, subtract selection, intersect, exclude and flatten selection. Next, you will be shown how to add effects to a layer in order to create a specific visual effect using blending modes. You will learn how to maintain a certain level of consistency and efficiency in the design using components, and then you will learn the different types of image formats which include JPG and SVG, next, you will learn how to preview interactions by creating links between frames and elements within frames using prototypes. Finally, you will learn about plugins, here you will be shown how to add useful plugins to the design, some of these plugins include Unsplash which is a popular plugin that houses a collection of free images that can be used to enhance the design, next, you will learn about version control and some keyboard shortcuts used in Figma to speed up the work and finally, you will learn how to create a prototype iOS application using UI kits.

Figma is an advanced web-based and desktop graphic design application that offers amazing modern-day collaborative work on wireframing UI/UX prototyping. It is a robust application that enables you to create outstanding UX designs that are user-friendly and professional. By taking this course, you will learn the basic knowledge required to use Figma to create basic shapes, share files, create typography and design a prototype iOS application using UI kits, so, what are you waiting for? Take this course and improve your graphic designing skills.

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