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From Adobe XD to Figma: How to Transfer Designs Effortlessly

Apr 26, 2023Eugenia Sorgetti

Are you tired of manually recreating Adobe XD designs in Figma? In this blog post, we'll be showing you how to transfer your Adobe XD files to Figma effortlessly. Adobe XD is a widely used vector-based design tool that allows designers to create stunning user interfaces, while Figma is an innovative, cloud-based design platform that has gained immense popularity for its real-time collaboration features and versatility. If you're still undecided between Figma and Adobe XD, be sure to check out our previous blog post, where we compared the two and explored their pros and cons.

In today's fast-paced design environment, effective collaboration and compatibility are more important than ever. As designers, we often find ourselves working with different tools and platforms, making the ability to transition between them seamlessly a valuable skill. That's why, in this blog post, we'll provide a step-by-step guide on how to transfer your Adobe XD files into Figma. Our aim is to help you navigate this process smoothly, so you can continue creating amazing designs while enjoying the unique features Figma has to offer.

So, grab a cup of coffee and join us as we walk you through this design journey, making it as casual, friendly, and easy to understand as possible. Let's get started!

Preparing Your Adobe XD Files


Tidy Up Your Layers: Organization is Key

Before diving into the transfer process, take some time to organize and label your layers in Adobe XD. A well-structured design file will make the import process smoother and save you time when making adjustments in Figma. Group related elements together, name your layers descriptively, and ensure all elements are properly aligned. This extra effort upfront will pay off in the long run!

Compatibility Check: Convert Unsupported Features

Not all Adobe XD features are directly compatible with Figma, so it's important to identify and convert any unsupported elements. For example, if you're using XD's Auto-Animate feature, you'll need to recreate these animations in Figma after the transfer. Similarly, some blend modes, gradients, and effects may need to be adjusted. Do a thorough review of your design to ensure a smooth transition.

Export Essentials: Save Your Assets and Images

To maintain the integrity of your images and assets during the transfer, you'll need to export them from Adobe XD. This step is crucial, as it ensures all your visual elements are saved in high-quality formats that can be easily imported into Figma. Export images as PNG or SVG files and save them in an organized folder to make the importing process a breeze. With these preparations complete, you're all set to import your Adobe XD files into Figma!

Importing Adobe XD Files into Figma

Figma XD Importer: Harness the Power of Plugins

Plugin Installation: Kickstart the Process

To make your life easier, Figma offers a handy XD importer plugin that simplifies the file transfer process. Start by installing the Figma XD importer plugin from the Figma Community.