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Adobe Animate CC : Introduction

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Two Day Course


Adobe Animate provides a powerful all-in-one platform for producing video and animation content. Animate allows you to publish as either SWF or HTML5 across desktops, smartphones, tablets and TVs.

This Adobe authorised course is designed for new users of Animate who wish to create visually engaging content for web banners, e-learning content, games and desktop applications.

This extremely popular two day course has proved to be the most effective way of getting up and running in Adobe Animate quickly and easily. This course covers Animate basics, importing, creating and editing vector graphics and working with text as well as creating animations.

You will also create interactive elements using built-in ActionScript behaviours, incorporate sound and video and publish and test your Animate content on a range of platforms. You need no previous experience of using Animate to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

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Course Outline


    Animate essentials
    • The Adobe Animate interface
    • Syncing settings in Animate CC
    • Creating a new Animate document
    • Setting stage dimensions
    • Working with panels and panel layouts
    • Custom panel sets
    • Identifying the development cycle

    Vectors and bitmaps
    • Object and shape draw modes
    • Vector draw tools
    • Alignment
    • Rules, guides and grid
    • Working with layers
    • Masking techniques
    • Gradient colours
    • Importing and saving swatches
    • Deco tool and custom presets
    • Importing bitmaps
    • Importing from Photoshop and Illustrator

    Using text effectively
    • Using the text tool
    • Adding and formatting static text
    • Anti-alias options
    • Font properties
    • Using threaded text boxes
    • Working with text overflows
    • Text effects and filters
    • Creating multiple text columns
    • Static, input and dynamic text
    • Embedded vs device fonts

    Creating animations
    • Working with the Timeline
    • Using keyframes and frames
    • Cell animation
    • Shape tweens
    • Classic tweens and Motion tweens
    • Easing

    Motion editor essentials
    • Custom eases
    • Symbols: graphic, MovieClip and button
    • Library best practice
    • The 3D rotation tool
    • The 3D translation tool

    Adding sound and video
    • Importing sound
    • Changing sound properties
    • Adding sound to a timeline
    • Embedding video in a timeline
    • The FLVPlayback component

    • About ActionScript
    • Applying Actions with Code Snippets
    • Frame labels
    • Create linear navigation
    • Loading external SWF’s
    • Exploring Code Snippets

    Publishing and testing
    • Exporting from Animate as .mov video
    • Exporting Sprite Sheets for CSS integration from Animate
    • Exporting animations to the HTML5 canvas tag with the Create JS Toolkit extension
    • Exploring swf compression for Actionscript 3 and vector graphics
    • Exploring AIR runtime support for IOS, Android and desktop
    • Real time testing for mobile devices

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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

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Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
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  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
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