Are you tired of the hassle of manually importing Adobe Illustrator files into Figma? Well, we have great news for you! With the Convertify Figma plugin, you can now import your Illustrator files to Figma with just one click. Say goodbye to the tedious process and hello to a seamless workflow.
How Does It Work?
To get started, simply locate the “Resources” icon at the top of your Figma file. Click on it and search for “Convertify” under the Figma “Plugins” tab. Once you find it, save the plugin to your Figma plugins list for future use.
Importing as Bitmap Layers or Vector Layers
By default, the plugin imports Adobe Illustrator artboards as bitmap layers. However, you have the option to change this setting and import them as vector layers for sharper results. To do this, select the “Import to Figma” group from the dropdown menu in the plugin. Then, choose the “Import Adobe Illustrator to Figma” option. Now, you’re ready to drop your .ai file into the designated drop zone, and the plugin will take care of the rest.
Bitmap vs. Vector: The Difference is Crystal Clear
Let’s visualize the difference between importing as a bitmap and importing as a vector. Imagine you have an adorable bear illustration in Illustrator. By dragging and dropping the .ai file into the plugin, you can import it as an image. However, keep in mind that this image will be a bitmap, meaning it may lose some sharpness when zoomed in.
But fret not! With the vector import option enabled, you can import the bear.ai file again and experience a significant improvement. Instead of a bitmap image, you’ll see a group of vectors that retain their sharpness even when zoomed in. This allows you to edit the colors and other aspects of the vector illustration directly in Figma.
Making Text Editable in Figma
One thing to note is that when importing vectors that contain text, the text gets imported as vector shapes rather than editable text blocks. Each letter becomes its own vector shape, making it difficult to edit the text directly in Figma. However, you can work around this by removing the individual vector layers and adding your own text layer on top of it.
Explore the Possibilities
The Convertify Figma plugin isn’t limited to just bear illustrations. You can import various Adobe Illustrator designs, such as flyers, templates, and illustrations, into Figma effortlessly. Whether you need sharp vector layers or bitmap images, this plugin has got you covered.
Grab the Opportunity
Although the option to import Illustrator files as vector layers is still in beta, the quality of the import is impressive and will only get better with time. Now you can streamline your workflow and seamlessly transfer your Adobe Illustrator designs into Figma, saving you time and effort.
So why wait? Give the Convertify Figma plugin a try and experience the convenience of importing Adobe Illustrator files to Figma with just one click. Say goodbye to manual processes and hello to a more efficient workflow. You can find the Convertify Figma plugin here.
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