Animate Introduction – Online

The Animate introduction training course is perfect for those with little to no experience and a great first step into the world of animations for interactive presentations, web content and even full websites.

Animate Introduction Training  – Online Course Objectives

Our Adobe certified training team will take you through the journey of understanding the Animate environment, through to using basic animation, layer control, effects and more.

You’ll leave the course with the experience and know-how to create professional looking animations for different intents.

  Animate Introduction – Course Contents

Day one – Understanding Animate concepts

Getting to know Animate

  • Adobe Animate Workspace
  • The Tools panel
  • Working with Panels
  • Panel Dock
  • Libraries
  • Setting Preferences
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Working with documents

  • Working with the Stage
  • Using Guides, Rulers, and Grids
  • Using the Timeline
  • Using Layers
  • Copying and Moving Content
  • Undoing, Redoing
  • History in Animate

Working with shapes and colour

  • Drawing in Animate
  • Using Vector Graphics
  • Using Bitmap Graphics
  • Merge Drawing Mode
  • Object Drawing Mode
  • Drawing Primitive Shapes
  • Creating Overlapping Shapes
  • Adding Colour
  • Strokes and Fills
  • Gradients
  • Lines
  • Arranging Objects
  • Transforming Objects

Working with text

  • Using Text in Animate
  • Working with Fonts
  • Using Typekit Web Fonts
  • Using Leading

Day two – Pushing your knowledge onwards

Working with symbols

  • What Symbols are and how they work
  • What Symbols’ Instances are
  • Movie Clip Symbols
  • Graphic Symbols
  • Button Symbols
  • Creating Symbols
  • Converting Content to Symbols
  • Swapping Content
  • Editing Symbols
  • Editing Instances
  • Working with Library

Working with animations

  • Shape Tweens
  • Classic Tweens
  • Motion Tweens
  • Frame-by-Frame Animation
  • Working with Frame Rates
  • Frames and Keyframes
  • Keyframes and Blank Keyframes
  • Using Onion Skinning
  • Previewing Animations

Creating interactivity

  • Using JavaScript in Animate
  • Using ActionScript 3.0 in Animate
  • Using Code Snippets
  • Adding Code Snippets to Objects
  • Working with Buttons
  • Making Movie Clips into Buttons
  • Buttons States
  • Editing Buttons
  • Testing Buttons

Animate CC libraries

  • Using Adobe CC Libraries
  • CC Libraries integration in Animate
  • Designer-Developer workflow with libraries

Publishing and exporting

  • Exporting from Animate
  • Publishing from Animate
  • Differences between Exporting and Publishing
  • Exporting as SWF
  • Exporting for HTML5
  • Exporting Formats
  • Publishing Preview
  • Publish Settings
  • Adding Flash Player Detection
  • Publishing HTML5 to InDesign, MUSE and Dreamweaver
  • Create responsive animations
  • Add a pre-loader to your HTML5 animation

Animate Introduction- Online Course Details

This is a two-day introductory course running from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.


To gain the maximum benefit from this course an attendee should have a basic knowledge of Windows and be able to use the mouse.

Online Course

This course is delivered live online. Course delegates will need a reliable internet connection and a PC or laptop with audio and video capability with the relevant software installed for the training.  Delegates see, hear and interact with the tutor.


An Adobe authorised training centre certificate of attendance will be emailed after your training course.

What Next? Animate advanced

This Animate advanced training course is the natural next step for those that have previously attended the Animate introduction course or for those with prior Animate experience

The more you learn, the more you earn

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