How Do You Fade Something in Figma?

Fading something in Figma is a great way to create a polished, professional look for your design projects. It can be done with the help of Figma’s robust animation tools, which allow you to control the opacity and timing of your elements. Here’s how you can fade something in Figma.


Select your element

The first step is to select the element that you want to fade. This could be anything from a shape, text box, image, or icon. Once you have selected it, click on the “Animation” tab in the right-hand panel.

2. Set up your animation

In the Animation tab, you will see a timeline at the bottom of the panel that shows all the different states of your element over time (from when it appears until it disappears).

You can add points along this timeline by clicking on “Add Keyframe” or by dragging and dropping your element onto the timeline. You can also adjust how long each state lasts by adjusting the start and end times for each keyframe.

3. Adjust opacity

Once you have set up your animation timeline, you will need to adjust the opacity of your element over time in order to create a fading effect. To do this, select the keyframe that represents when you want your element to start fading and then adjust its opacity in either the “Properties” section or directly on the timeline itself by dragging its opacity slider.

4. Preview and export

Once you have adjusted all of your keyframes, you can preview what it will look like by pressing play on the timeline or pressing “Export” if you are happy with how it looks and want to save it as an animation file for use elsewhere such as on websites or mobile apps.


Fading something in Figma is an easy way to make any design project look more professional and polished with just a few clicks using Figma’s powerful animation tools. You can set up an animation timeline with keyframes and adjust each one’s opacity individually in order to create a fading effect that fits perfectly into any design project.