# Figma Tricks & Shortcuts

Figma is a great software that has so many shortcuts that help me speed up my design work. I recently found out how you can find all the Figma shortcuts, just by clicking at the bottom right corner button (help & resources), and if you select keyboard shortcuts, all the shortcuts will appear at the bottom of your screen.

You can see the shortcuts for each individual category — tools, text, shapes, selection, cursor, edit, transform, arrange, components, essential, view.

One thing I really like when it comes to these shortcuts is that for example, once you use a shortcut it becomes a different color (blue) which means you have used that particular shortcut.

Here are the basic shortcuts that will help to speed up each day's work.

To create shapes: **R** for rectangle, **O** for ellipse (circle), **L** for line. **F** for frame, **T** for text.

One more cool shortcut I like is changing the opacity of the objects. You can do that easily by clicking on that particular object and selecting the number from 0 to 9. 0 would mean 0 opacity, 1 would be 10%, 2 would be 20%, 3 would be 30%, 4 would be 40%, 5 would be 50%, 6 would be 60%, 7 would be 70%, 8 would be 80%, 9 would be 90%, and finally 10 would be 100%. If case you want to change the opacity on a particular number, let’s say 23, you would quickly press both numbers on your keyboard at the same time.