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Adobe XD June 2018 Update: Fixed Elements and Overlays

1 year ago from , Design Product Marketing @ Adobe

Hi Everyone,

As follow up to the XD May release, we are pleased to give you the latest update to XD with the highly anticipated prototyping features Fixed Elements and Overlays and other top requested features from the community:

  • Fixed Elements

  • Overlays

  • Crop and place image fills

  • Math calculations in property fields

  • Improved Photoshop and Sketch image fill support

To get the details on what’s new, check out the release post here . Also be sure to check out the latest features in action on AdobeLive starting today through June 21 from 9 AM - 5:00 PM PDT!

We’d love to hear what you think about this update! Please leave questions, comments, or suggestions below.

Thank you,

Mike from the XD Team

16 comments

  • Scott Barron, 1 year ago

    YES YES YES. Finally! Great work guys - this is awesome.

    5 points
    • , 1 year ago

      And we aren't done yet. More great stuff to come!

      2 points
      • Scott Barron, 1 year ago

        Add Micro interactions & Single element animations and I'm deleting the Studio Early release I have - Your move, Adobe.

        3 points
  • Matt C, 1 year ago

    Starting to get some neat features. Catching up!

    3 points
  • Johnnie Gomez AlzagaJohnnie Gomez Alzaga, 1 year ago

    Stop it guys! You will make me switch from Sketch to XD.

    3 points
    • , 1 year ago

      We would love to hear feedback from you on XD's ability to open Sketch files. Have you tried it?

      1 point
    • John Williams, 1 year ago

      You'll enjoy using one app for everything. It'll feel weird to use Sketch for UX, Invision for Prototype and Zeplin for dev handoff.

      0 points
      • Johnnie Gomez AlzagaJohnnie Gomez Alzaga, 1 year ago

        OK.. let's see how my transition works. I will definitely give it another try. I'll start by opening a Sketch file in XD. Thanks guys!

        0 points
  • Andrew Hersh, 1 year ago

    Thank you for fixed elements.

    When will we see overlays for prototyping?

    2 points
  • Gary Simon, 1 year ago

    I just covered it on my yt chan @designcourse yesterday. Awesome stuff. When you work in microinteractions, I'm going to be an excited little child.

    1 point
  • John Williams, 1 year ago

    Thank you! Very much needed feature. It has been tough to design without fixed elements and overlays on mobile/web.

    1 point
    • , 1 year ago

      Give it a go and see what you think. Would love to get feedback on what else you need to make working with XD better!

      1 point
  • Sean Smith, 1 year ago

    2 questions after using these new features.

    1. Can you have both an opaque overlay dissolve in AND a slide up modal (ie: iPhone share modal) with this new overlay feature? I can't seem to figure out how to do that.

    2. How do you have an overlay appear (slide up, down, etc) BELOW a fixed element (ie: fixed footer)?

    Thanks in advance for anyone's advice.

    0 points