Can I Convert Illustrator to Figma?

Figma and Illustrator are both popular graphic design tools. Figma is a modern, web-based alternative to Adobe Illustrator, while Adobe Illustrator is a classic desktop application. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but many people are wondering if it is possible to convert from one to the other.

The answer is yes – it is possible to convert from Adobe Illustrator to Figma. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind.

First, not all features of Adobe Illustrator can be converted into Figma. For example, complex shapes and effects may not be supported when converting from Illustrator to Figma. Additionally, any fonts or artwork that were used in the original Illustrator design will need to be replaced or recreated when converting.

Despite these limitations, it can be a great time-saving measure to convert an existing Illustrator design into Figma. Before doing so, it’s best to create a backup of the original design first so that you can have access to the original files if needed later on.

To start the conversion process, open your existing Adobe Illustrator file and select ‘Save As’ from the File menu. Select ‘SVG’ as the file type for your export and then click ‘Save’. Once your SVG file has been saved you can then upload it into Figma by selecting ‘Import’ from the File menu.

Once imported into Figma you will be able to view and edit your original design as well as take advantage of all of the features that make up Figma’s powerful graphic editor such as layers, vector shapes and text tools.

Conclusion: In conclusion, it is possible to convert an existing Adobe Illustrator file into a Figma project with some caveats. Not all features will transfer over perfectly but in general most designs can be successfully converted with some additional work needed afterwards due to font or artwork replacements. It’s always best practice to back up any original files before starting this process so that you have access to them later if needed.