How Do You Apply Gradient to an Image in Figma?

Applying a gradient to an image in Figma is a great way to add depth and interest to your designs. It can be used as a subtle background, or as an eye-catching focal point.

The process of applying gradients in Figma is relatively simple, but it does require some understanding of the different tools available.

Using the Gradient Picker Tool

The Gradient Picker Tool is found in the right-hand sidebar under the Paint tab. It allows you to choose from pre-defined gradients, or create your own custom gradient.

To apply a pre-defined gradient, simply click on the gradient swatch and drag it over your image. If you want to customize the gradient, you can adjust its colors and opacity using the sliders on the right side of the window.

Creating Custom Gradients

If you want complete control over your gradients, you can create custom ones using either the Linear or Radial options in the Gradient Picker Tool. When creating a Linear gradient, you can add stops by clicking on either side of the line in order to define where each color should begin and end along its path. You can also adjust their position and opacity using the sliders on either side of each stop.

For Radial gradients, you can define how quickly or slowly each color blends into one another by adjusting its size and position. You also have full control over where each color begins and ends within that shape.

Applying The Gradient

Once you have created your desired gradient, all that’s left to do is apply it to your image. To do this, make sure that the image layer is selected in Figma’s Layers panel, then select either “Linear” or “Radial” from the dropdown menu at the top of the Gradient Picker Tool window.

Next, click on “Apply” at the bottom of that window and your new gradient will be applied to your image! You can further customize its look by adjusting its opacity and size using Figma’s Transform Tool.