Import Editable Artwork from Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop into Fable

Import Editable Artwork from Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop into Fable

As a creative professional, the right tools are essential to fully realize your design vision. But if you're dealing with color mismatches, missing layers, or format incompatibilities, you could end up spending more time on file conversions than actual design. These common problems and workflow bottlenecks are exactly what Fable aims to eliminate.

Fable is a modern creative studio that streamlines your creative process for more successful outcomes. It integrates seamlessly with popular design tools like Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop, so you can create with the tools you know and love while letting your designs flow freely into animation. Let's dive into how this works!

The Tools

Fable brings your static designs to life, transforming Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop from your toolkits for UI/UX creation, vector graphics, and photo editing into integral parts of a unified creative workflow. As part of the modern creative stack, we aim to help you design, animate, and scale impactful work efficiently. Our integration with these tools goes beyond transferring files—it creates a streamlined workflow that enhances productivity and fuels your creative energy.

Fable and Figma: Perfect for web designers and UI/UX professionals, Figma’s collaborative capabilities combined with Fable’s robust animation tools mean that you can design, iterate, and animate in a fraction of the time.

Once you’ve animated your design, export it to Lottie, Framer, or Webflow for quick web integration–learn more about exporting.

Fable and Illustrator: Illustrator’s ability to create detailed graphics complements Fable’s capacity to animate those details. From logos to characters, you can quickly move from concept to animation.

Fable and Photoshop: Photoshop's rich detailing capabilities are perfect for creating complex raster images and textures that bring depth to animations. Bring these textures into Fable to enhance your animations with lifelike details.

Features That Make Designers Smile

Animate your designs without compromising on quality.

  • Direct Copy and Paste: Easily move elements between Figma or Illustrator and Fable with a simple keyboard shortcut.

  • Preservation of Elements: During the transfer, all your layers and groups are maintained. Find elements organized in your Layers List.

  • Scalability: Vector elements from Illustrator scale flawlessly in Fable, ensuring high-quality animations regardless of size.

  • Enhanced Creative Control: With tools like our text engine, rich effects library, and intuitive motion curves, your designs transform from static graphics to engaging animations with just a few clicks.

How to Import Your Designs

Here's how to bring your designs from Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop into Fable:

From Illustrator to Fable:

  1. Select Your Artwork: Choose and select your layers.

  2. Copy Your Selection: ⌘ + C

  3. Paste into Fable: Paste your layers into the Fable editor where they will be brought in as native custom shapes. This enables you to alter and animate any part of the design.

Learn more about importing your designs from Figma to Illustrator.

From Figma to Fable:

  1. Prepare Your Design in Figma: Ensure your files are organized for a smooth transition.

  2. Use the Fable Figma Plugin: Select the elements you wish to animate and copy them using the native plugin. You can transfer any number of shapes, groups, frames, or components from Figma–the plugin will show how many you have selected.

  3. Paste into Fable: Switch to your Fable project and paste the elements directly into the editor. Fully editable layers with retained structure will appear in your Layers List.

The plugin's top right corner offers a list of additional configurations–learn more about importing your designs from Figma to Fable.

From Photoshop to Fable:

  1. Export Your PSD File: Organize and label your layers for a smooth transition before exporting.

  2. Drag into Fable: Drop your file into the Fable editor

  3. Access Your Layers: Your PSD file will import as a component and appear in your Layers List–double-click it to access your fully editable and organized layers.

Best Practices for a Seamless Workflow

  • Keep Your Layers Organized: Whether in Figma or Illustrator, neat layers translate into easier importation and less hassle in Fable.

  • Optimize for Import: If you're using raster effects in Illustrator or Photoshop, we recommend exporting your file as an image before bringing it into Fable. If you're using custom fonts or special characters in Figma, we suggest utilizing features and values that are compatible with Fable to avoid having elements default to basic settings.

  • Understand Fable’s Capabilities: Familiarize yourself with Fable’s toolset to make the most of your imported designs, such as adding animations or effects right away.

Integrated Tools Are Just One Piece of the Puzzle

Accelerate project timelines and enhance collaborative efforts across teams with:

  • Design Systems: Discover end-to-end control over motion design with tools like components, libraries, and variables to ensure team cohesion and brand consistency.

  • Version History and Autosave Features: Never worry about losing your work again. Our autosave and easy version rollback mean your creative flow isn't interrupted by technical glitches.

  • Commenting and Review: You can collaborate with stakeholders, inline, without downloading files or other review platforms.

Take full creative control of your designs – now faster and more fluid than before. Jump into Fable today and experience a truly integrated design-to-animation process. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make! Check out these project-based tutorials to get started animating Figma and Illustrator designs:

If you have any questions or need more tips, reach out to us at support@fable.app or join our Discord community. And let us know what topics you’d like to see covered next!

More from Fable:

As a creative professional, the right tools are essential to fully realize your design vision. But if you're dealing with color mismatches, missing layers, or format incompatibilities, you could end up spending more time on file conversions than actual design. These common problems and workflow bottlenecks are exactly what Fable aims to eliminate.

Fable is a modern creative studio that streamlines your creative process for more successful outcomes. It integrates seamlessly with popular design tools like Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop, so you can create with the tools you know and love while letting your designs flow freely into animation. Let's dive into how this works!

The Tools

Fable brings your static designs to life, transforming Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop from your toolkits for UI/UX creation, vector graphics, and photo editing into integral parts of a unified creative workflow. As part of the modern creative stack, we aim to help you design, animate, and scale impactful work efficiently. Our integration with these tools goes beyond transferring files—it creates a streamlined workflow that enhances productivity and fuels your creative energy.

Fable and Figma: Perfect for web designers and UI/UX professionals, Figma’s collaborative capabilities combined with Fable’s robust animation tools mean that you can design, iterate, and animate in a fraction of the time.

Once you’ve animated your design, export it to Lottie, Framer, or Webflow for quick web integration–learn more about exporting.

Fable and Illustrator: Illustrator’s ability to create detailed graphics complements Fable’s capacity to animate those details. From logos to characters, you can quickly move from concept to animation.

Fable and Photoshop: Photoshop's rich detailing capabilities are perfect for creating complex raster images and textures that bring depth to animations. Bring these textures into Fable to enhance your animations with lifelike details.

Features That Make Designers Smile

Animate your designs without compromising on quality.

  • Direct Copy and Paste: Easily move elements between Figma or Illustrator and Fable with a simple keyboard shortcut.

  • Preservation of Elements: During the transfer, all your layers and groups are maintained. Find elements organized in your Layers List.

  • Scalability: Vector elements from Illustrator scale flawlessly in Fable, ensuring high-quality animations regardless of size.

  • Enhanced Creative Control: With tools like our text engine, rich effects library, and intuitive motion curves, your designs transform from static graphics to engaging animations with just a few clicks.

How to Import Your Designs

Here's how to bring your designs from Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop into Fable:

From Illustrator to Fable:

  1. Select Your Artwork: Choose and select your layers.

  2. Copy Your Selection: ⌘ + C

  3. Paste into Fable: Paste your layers into the Fable editor where they will be brought in as native custom shapes. This enables you to alter and animate any part of the design.

Learn more about importing your designs from Figma to Illustrator.

From Figma to Fable:

  1. Prepare Your Design in Figma: Ensure your files are organized for a smooth transition.

  2. Use the Fable Figma Plugin: Select the elements you wish to animate and copy them using the native plugin. You can transfer any number of shapes, groups, frames, or components from Figma–the plugin will show how many you have selected.

  3. Paste into Fable: Switch to your Fable project and paste the elements directly into the editor. Fully editable layers with retained structure will appear in your Layers List.

The plugin's top right corner offers a list of additional configurations–learn more about importing your designs from Figma to Fable.

From Photoshop to Fable:

  1. Export Your PSD File: Organize and label your layers for a smooth transition before exporting.

  2. Drag into Fable: Drop your file into the Fable editor

  3. Access Your Layers: Your PSD file will import as a component and appear in your Layers List–double-click it to access your fully editable and organized layers.

Best Practices for a Seamless Workflow

  • Keep Your Layers Organized: Whether in Figma or Illustrator, neat layers translate into easier importation and less hassle in Fable.

  • Optimize for Import: If you're using raster effects in Illustrator or Photoshop, we recommend exporting your file as an image before bringing it into Fable. If you're using custom fonts or special characters in Figma, we suggest utilizing features and values that are compatible with Fable to avoid having elements default to basic settings.

  • Understand Fable’s Capabilities: Familiarize yourself with Fable’s toolset to make the most of your imported designs, such as adding animations or effects right away.

Integrated Tools Are Just One Piece of the Puzzle

Accelerate project timelines and enhance collaborative efforts across teams with:

  • Design Systems: Discover end-to-end control over motion design with tools like components, libraries, and variables to ensure team cohesion and brand consistency.

  • Version History and Autosave Features: Never worry about losing your work again. Our autosave and easy version rollback mean your creative flow isn't interrupted by technical glitches.

  • Commenting and Review: You can collaborate with stakeholders, inline, without downloading files or other review platforms.

Take full creative control of your designs – now faster and more fluid than before. Jump into Fable today and experience a truly integrated design-to-animation process. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make! Check out these project-based tutorials to get started animating Figma and Illustrator designs:

If you have any questions or need more tips, reach out to us at support@fable.app or join our Discord community. And let us know what topics you’d like to see covered next!

More from Fable:

As a creative professional, the right tools are essential to fully realize your design vision. But if you're dealing with color mismatches, missing layers, or format incompatibilities, you could end up spending more time on file conversions than actual design. These common problems and workflow bottlenecks are exactly what Fable aims to eliminate.

Fable is a modern creative studio that streamlines your creative process for more successful outcomes. It integrates seamlessly with popular design tools like Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop, so you can create with the tools you know and love while letting your designs flow freely into animation. Let's dive into how this works!

The Tools

Fable brings your static designs to life, transforming Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop from your toolkits for UI/UX creation, vector graphics, and photo editing into integral parts of a unified creative workflow. As part of the modern creative stack, we aim to help you design, animate, and scale impactful work efficiently. Our integration with these tools goes beyond transferring files—it creates a streamlined workflow that enhances productivity and fuels your creative energy.

Fable and Figma: Perfect for web designers and UI/UX professionals, Figma’s collaborative capabilities combined with Fable’s robust animation tools mean that you can design, iterate, and animate in a fraction of the time.

Once you’ve animated your design, export it to Lottie, Framer, or Webflow for quick web integration–learn more about exporting.

Fable and Illustrator: Illustrator’s ability to create detailed graphics complements Fable’s capacity to animate those details. From logos to characters, you can quickly move from concept to animation.

Fable and Photoshop: Photoshop's rich detailing capabilities are perfect for creating complex raster images and textures that bring depth to animations. Bring these textures into Fable to enhance your animations with lifelike details.

Features That Make Designers Smile

Animate your designs without compromising on quality.

  • Direct Copy and Paste: Easily move elements between Figma or Illustrator and Fable with a simple keyboard shortcut.

  • Preservation of Elements: During the transfer, all your layers and groups are maintained. Find elements organized in your Layers List.

  • Scalability: Vector elements from Illustrator scale flawlessly in Fable, ensuring high-quality animations regardless of size.

  • Enhanced Creative Control: With tools like our text engine, rich effects library, and intuitive motion curves, your designs transform from static graphics to engaging animations with just a few clicks.

How to Import Your Designs

Here's how to bring your designs from Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop into Fable:

From Illustrator to Fable:

  1. Select Your Artwork: Choose and select your layers.

  2. Copy Your Selection: ⌘ + C

  3. Paste into Fable: Paste your layers into the Fable editor where they will be brought in as native custom shapes. This enables you to alter and animate any part of the design.

Learn more about importing your designs from Figma to Illustrator.

From Figma to Fable:

  1. Prepare Your Design in Figma: Ensure your files are organized for a smooth transition.

  2. Use the Fable Figma Plugin: Select the elements you wish to animate and copy them using the native plugin. You can transfer any number of shapes, groups, frames, or components from Figma–the plugin will show how many you have selected.

  3. Paste into Fable: Switch to your Fable project and paste the elements directly into the editor. Fully editable layers with retained structure will appear in your Layers List.

The plugin's top right corner offers a list of additional configurations–learn more about importing your designs from Figma to Fable.

From Photoshop to Fable:

  1. Export Your PSD File: Organize and label your layers for a smooth transition before exporting.

  2. Drag into Fable: Drop your file into the Fable editor

  3. Access Your Layers: Your PSD file will import as a component and appear in your Layers List–double-click it to access your fully editable and organized layers.

Best Practices for a Seamless Workflow

  • Keep Your Layers Organized: Whether in Figma or Illustrator, neat layers translate into easier importation and less hassle in Fable.

  • Optimize for Import: If you're using raster effects in Illustrator or Photoshop, we recommend exporting your file as an image before bringing it into Fable. If you're using custom fonts or special characters in Figma, we suggest utilizing features and values that are compatible with Fable to avoid having elements default to basic settings.

  • Understand Fable’s Capabilities: Familiarize yourself with Fable’s toolset to make the most of your imported designs, such as adding animations or effects right away.

Integrated Tools Are Just One Piece of the Puzzle

Accelerate project timelines and enhance collaborative efforts across teams with:

  • Design Systems: Discover end-to-end control over motion design with tools like components, libraries, and variables to ensure team cohesion and brand consistency.

  • Version History and Autosave Features: Never worry about losing your work again. Our autosave and easy version rollback mean your creative flow isn't interrupted by technical glitches.

  • Commenting and Review: You can collaborate with stakeholders, inline, without downloading files or other review platforms.

Take full creative control of your designs – now faster and more fluid than before. Jump into Fable today and experience a truly integrated design-to-animation process. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make! Check out these project-based tutorials to get started animating Figma and Illustrator designs:

If you have any questions or need more tips, reach out to us at support@fable.app or join our Discord community. And let us know what topics you’d like to see covered next!

More from Fable:

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