To wrap up our series of Figma tips and tricks, here are three quick tips which fall into the “miscellaneous” category.
1. Quickly Switch to Outline Mode
Switching to outline mode every now and then will give you a better idea of what’s going on in your design. It can also help where precision is needed. Use either (CMD or CTRL) + Y, or (CMD or CTRL) + SHIFT + 3 depending on your platform.
2. Access the Shortcuts Cheatsheet
Throughout this series I’ve mentioned different shortcuts depending on what your platform is. To clear up what you should be using, hit the question mark at the bottom of the screen and choose Shortcuts for a pop-up of shortcuts for your system.
3. Customize Your “Nudge” Amount
Nudging is something you’ll use a lot when working with Figma, and we’ve already talked about using the arrows keys, or the arrow keys + SHIFT to do so, for small and big nudges respectively. You can also customize how big your nudges are by going to Menu > Preferences > Nudge Amount. There you can specify the size of both small and big nudges.
Figma Learning Resources
That brings us to the end of our series on Figma tips and tricks! Thanks for watching and reading along–don’t forget we’ll be publishing plenty more Figma content in the future, and you can further your Figma learning right now with our series of courses:
- UI DesignIntroduction to FigmaAdi Purdila
- FigmaBeyond the Basics: FigmaAdi Purdila
- FigmaA Guide to Prototyping in FigmaAdi Purdila
- Hat tip to Carmel DeAmicis and Valerie Veteto for their regular community tips roundups—go and check them out!
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