5 Powerful Adobe XD Features You Need To Use

Adobe XD comes with plenty of powerful tools and features to make designing easier and efficient for UX designers. In this article, I'll share five powerful features that every designer needs to use—no excuses. They will make your design process more efficient and productive.

1. The Repeat Grid

One of the most powerful features that Adobe XD has to offer is the repeat grid. With this tool, you’re able to repeat elements once applied to the repeat grid. Another really cool thing you can do with the repeat grid is drag and drop images in a specific order onto the repeat grid. All you’ll need to do is have the photo’s organized in your folder beforehand. Finally, if you have text objects on your repeat grid elements, you can edit each individual text element as needed. If you would like to learn how to use these cool repeat grid features, be sure to watch the video below for a quick and easy to follow tutorial.

2. Text Inheritance

In Adobe XD, you’re able to re-use text styles as needed throughout your project. All you need to do is select the desired text object so that XD inherits its styles, and then select the type tool and type to create a new text object with the inherited text style. The text inheritance feature inherits text color, size, font, line height and character spacing. If you would like to learn how to use the text inheritance feature, watch the video below for a quick and easy to follow tutorial.

3. Prototype Mode

An interactive prototype is a must-have feature for most if not all of today’s UX designers. With the prototype mode in Adobe XD, you can turn a boring static design into a fully interactive prototype without using any code. Providing an interactive prototype to showcase UX designs with your colleagues is sure to impress. If you would like to learn how to use the prototype mode in Adobe XD, watch the video below for a quick and easy to follow tutorial.

4. Import Text From File

If you want to use pre-written text from a text (.txt) file, you can drag and drop the file right onto your XD artboard to import it. This is a great feature if you wish to use legit paragraphs instead of the usual Lorem Ipsum placeholder text. If you would like to learn how to import a text file right into Adobe XD, watch the video below for a quick and easy to follow tutorial.

5. Bring Graphics From External Apps Into XD

Import graphics from Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and even Sketch right into Adobe XD. All you need to do is copy from the external app and then paste the object onto your Adobe XD artboard. For a more detailed tutorial on how to bring graphics from external apps right into Adobe XD, watch the quick and easy video below.

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