By Howard Pinsky
Jul 20, 2020 ·
2 min video
Hey everyone – I’m Howard Pinsky – and in today’s video we’re going to take a look at how the UI Faces plugin can bring a smile to your Adobe XD designs.
On this project, there are a few areas that I’d love to populate with friendly faces. First up, the profile photo at the top. In addition to dragging in an image that I may have on my computer, I can also take advantage of the UI Faces plugin.
With an object like this ellipse selected, the plugin will reveal various sources to pull images from where you can select the ones you want to use or keep them all unchecked to sample from all sources. Filters are also available if you’re very particular about the faces that are surfaced. Like with the sources, you can check on any of these options to narrow your results down, or keep them all unchecked keep things nice and random.
Once you’ve gone through and set all of the available options, you can apply the faces randomly, or select the photos you wish to use.
This will pull in faces from the various sources you selected a moment ago, and narrow them down based on any filters you may have set.
Since I only have one shape selected here, I’ll choose a face and press Apply.
Of course, this plugin also works with multiple shapes, as well. On this element, I’m using a repeat grid and I’d like to bring in a few more friendly faces. Selecting any of the shapes within the grid, I can go through the plugin one more time – let’s try out ThisPersonDoesNotExist – and whether I apply faces randomly or select them manually, all the results are completely computer generated so I don’t need to worry about mistakenly using someone’s face in my projects. I’ll go ahead and select a few of these faces, and apply them to the design.
There are also a few advanced options available – including the ability to sort the results by most popular, apply a face to only the selected shape within a repeat grid, and the option to convert all images to black and white.
And that’s a look at the UI Faces plugin for Adobe XD. Stay tuned for more videos, and I’ll see you all next time.
With the UI Faces plugin for Adobe XD, adding open source profile photos to your design is simple. With a shape selected, simply set the desired settings in the UI Faces plugin, and hit apply to populate the selected shape with a random photo. The UI Faces plugin for Adobe XD also works great with repeat grids, allowing you to quickly populate lists and galleries with images from the UI Faces database. Selecting specific photos is also easy by choosing the Select photos option in the UI Faces Plugin panel in Adobe XD.
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