How To Add Gradient In Figma

Figma, the revolutionary web-based interface design tool, is loved by designers worldwide for its simplicity and power. Among its myriad features is the ability to add gradients to your designs. A gradient can add depth, style, and visual appeal to your design elements. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of adding a gradient to your designs in Figma.

Getting Started

Before diving into adding gradients, ensure you have the latest version of Figma installed. Whether you’re using the web version or the standalone app is irrelevant as the steps remain the same.

Step 1: Create or Select Your Shape

First, you need to either create a new shape or select an existing one to which you want to add a gradient. You can create a shape using the shape tools available on the toolbar to the left.

Step 2: Open the Fill Settings

With your shape selected, navigate to the properties panel on the right side of your screen. Here, you’ll see the “Fill” option. Click on this to open the fill settings.

Step 3: Select the Gradient Fill

In the fill settings, click on the “Solid” button (which is likely the default setting) to open a drop-down menu. From this menu, select the “Linear Gradient” or “Radial Gradient” option, depending on the style you want.

Step 4: Customize Your Gradient

Now comes the fun part – customizing your gradient. You can adjust the color stops, the direction, and the spread of your gradient. To add a new color, click anywhere on the gradient slider. To change a color, click on a color stop, and a color picker will appear. You can then choose your desired color.

Step 5: Apply the Gradient

Once you’re happy with your gradient, click anywhere outside the Fill Settings dialog box to close it. Your gradient is now applied to your shape!


That’s it! You’ve now learned how to apply a gradient to shapes in Figma. Remember, using gradients effectively can make your designs more visually appealing and professional-looking. So, practice creating and applying different gradients to become more comfortable with this feature. Happy designing!