How To Export Svg From Figma

For designers, one of the finest tools available for free is Figma. It is powerful, versatile, and known for its straightforward interface and collaborative features. In this blog post, we will walk you through one of the many tasks you can accomplish with Figma- exporting your designs as an SVG file.

SVG, or Scalable Vector Graphics, is a vector image format that is XML-based. SVG images can be zoomed or scaled without losing quality, which makes it a popular choice for web design.

Steps to Export SVG from Figma

Let’s dive into the process.

1. Open the Figma File

Firstly, access your Figma account and open the design file you want to export as SVG.

2. Select the Design

Click the part of the design you wish to export. You can select an entire frame, a single layer, or even multiple layers.

3. Access the Export Settings

Once your design or component is selected, navigate to the right-hand side design panel. Scroll down to find the “Export” section.

4. Choose SVG Format

Click on the ‘+’ button in the Export section. A new line will appear with a dropdown menu where you can select the file format. Choose ‘SVG’ from the list.

5. Export the SVG file

Once you’ve selected SVG, click on the ‘Export’ button. Figma will prompt you to choose a location on your computer where you’d like to save the SVG file.

Code Customization (Optional)

If you’re a developer or have some coding knowledge, Figma gives you the option to customize the SVG code before exporting it. Within the ‘Code’ panel, which is next to the ‘Design’ and ‘Prototype’ panels, you can view and copy the SVG code.Customizing SVG code can be beneficial if you want to tweak the design properties or add CSS animations.

Exporting SVGs for Web Usage

For web developers, Figma has a built-in feature that simplifies the exporting process even further. You can copy the SVG element right into your HTML. To do so, select the ‘Copy as SVG’ option in the ‘Export’ settings. The SVG code can then be pasted directly into your HTML document.

Note that with this method, the SVG code will include inline CSS. The CSS properties can be modified according to your needs.

Wrapping Up

And there you have it! You now know how to export SVG from Figma and optionally customize the SVG code. This simple task is a stepping stone to creating more interactive and dynamic web designs. Happy designing!