Can you convert Figma to Illustrator?

Answer: Not directly, but you can export from Figma as SVG and import the SVG files in Illustrator.

Step 1: Prepare Your Design in Figma

Before converting your design to Illustrator, make sure you have completed your design in Figma and are satisfied with the final result.

Step 2: Export as SVG from Figma

To export your design as an SVG file, follow these steps:

  1. Open your design in Figma.
  2. Click on the frame or object you want to export.
  3. Go to the top right corner and click on the "Export" option.
  4. Choose "SVG" as the export format.
  5. Customize the export settings if needed.
  6. Click "Export" to download the SVG file to your computer.

Step 3: Import SVG in Illustrator

Now that you have your SVG file exported from Figma, you can import it into Illustrator:

  1. Open Adobe Illustrator on your computer.
  2. Create a new document or open an existing one where you want to import the SVG.
  3. Go to "File" > "Place" and select the SVG file you exported from Figma.
  4. Click "Place" to import the SVG file onto your Illustrator canvas.
  5. Resize and reposition the design as needed.
  6. Once you're satisfied, click "Enter" to place the SVG onto the canvas.

Step 4: Editing and Finalizing in Illustrator

After importing the SVG into Illustrator, you can now edit and finalize the design:

  • Use Illustrator's tools and features to modify the design, add effects, or make any necessary adjustments.
  • Ensure that all elements are vector-based to maintain scalability and avoid pixelation.
  • Save your final design as an Illustrator file (AI) for further editing or exporting to other formats.


While there is no direct way to convert Figma to Illustrator, exporting your Figma design as an SVG file and importing it into Illustrator allows you to continue working on your design with all the powerful tools and features Illustrator has to offer.

July 25, 2023

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