Building a Product Card with Auto Layout in Figma- A Step-by-Step Guide

Building a Product Card with Auto Layout in Figma- A Step-by-Step Guide

Welcome to the world of Figma! Today, we will show you how to create a product card with auto layout. This means your design will automatically adjust as you add or change content. Let's get started:

Step 1: Getting Started

Open up Figma and sign up using your Google account. Once you finish that you will need to answer a few simple questions to assist Figma in enhancing your experience with the product. 

Once it's all done you will enter your dashboard. And create a new frame. Imagine this as a blank canvas where your product card will come to life. Frames help keep your designs organized and contained.

Step 2: Adding the Product Image

Think of your product card as a mini-gallery. To start, grab your product image and place it within the frame. Click on the image file and drag it onto the frame. You'll see it appear inside. Click and drag the image's corners to adjust size and position it where you want it in the card.

Step 3: Introducing the Product Details

Every product has a story to tell. Use the "text" tool in Figma to add the product's title, description, and price or any details/ description you want to add about the product. 

Click on the "T" icon in the toolbar, click inside the frame, and type in your details. Highlight the text, and you can experiment with fonts, sizes, and colors in the text properties panel.

Step 4: Unleash the Power of Auto Layout

Now for the cool part – Auto Layout!

Hold down the Shift key and click on each element inside the frame: the product image, title, and description. 

Once everything is selected, look for the "Auto Layout" button. A set of boxes often represents it, or you can use the shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd + A) - This tells Figma to work its magic and arrange things automatically.

Step 5: Arranging Elements Gracefully

Imagine arranging pieces in a puzzle. With auto layout activated, you can now adjust your elements' placement. 

Experiment with "Padding" (the space between parts), "Spacing" (how much distance there is between items), and "Alignment" (how things line up vertically and horizontally). 

This way, your card will look organized and pleasing to the eye.

Step 6: Adding Extra Flair

Want to include buttons, icons, or badges? Go for it! These are like the decorations on your product card. Just like before, add them inside the frame and select them. 

Click the "Auto Layout" button again to ensure they adapt with everything else when the card changes size.

Step 7: Fine-Tuning Your Design

Now that your card is coming together take a step back and admire your work. If something doesn't quite sit right, it's time to play around. Adjust the spacing, change fonts, and experiment with colors – this is where your creativity can shine.


Once you're happy with how everything looks, give yourself a pat on the back! You've successfully created a product card with the auto layout in Figma. As you add or change elements, your design will adjust gracefully, keeping everything in harmony. By following these steps, you're on your way to becoming a Figma pro. Keep practicing and experimenting to create even more impressive designs!


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