How Do I Import an AI File Into Figma?

Figma is a powerful design and prototyping tool that offers a great range of features for creating and collaborating on designs. One of the most useful features of Figma is its ability to import AI (Adobe Illustrator) files. This allows users to take advantage of all the features of Adobe Illustrator while still being able to collaborate with other designers in Figma.

The first step in importing an AI file into Figma is to open it in Adobe Illustrator. Once open, select the artboard that contains the elements you wish to import, and click on ‘File’ in the top menu bar.

Then click on ‘Export’ from the dropdown menu, and select ‘Export As’ from the window that appears. Select ‘Figma’ as your file format, and click ‘Export’.

You will then be prompted to choose a name for your exported file, which will be stored in your chosen location. Once you have done this, you can close Adobe Illustrator. The next step is to open Figma and select “Import” from the top toolbar menu.

You will then be presented with a window where you can locate and select your exported AI file. Clicking on it will bring up a preview window showing the contents of your AI file. You can then drag any elements from this preview window onto your canvas or into a frame or group.

Importing an AI file into Figma is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is export it from Adobe Illustrator as a .figma file, then open up Figma and import it into your project canvas or frames. With this method, you can easily collaborate with other designers while also taking advantage of all the features available in Adobe Illustrator for graphic design projects.