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Animate Training

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Flash Professional has been the standard for producing rich animations on the web for nearly two decades. The emergence of HTML5 and demand for animations that leverage web standards required Adobe to completely rewrite their tool over the past few years to incorporate native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support.

As a new era emerges for Flash professional so does a new name, Adobe Animate CC was released in early 2016 and gives it a more accurate representation of its position as the premier animation tool for the web and beyond.

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Reaching over one billion devices worldwide, over a third of all content created in Flash Professional uses HTML5. Widely used in the cartoon industry it has also been recognized as an HTML5 ad solution that complies with the latest Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards.

Animate CC will continue to support Flash (SWF) and AIR formats with the addition of outputting animations to virtually any format (including MP4, animated GIF and SVG) and exporting videos (using custom resolutions) for use on the latest Ultra HD and Hi-DPI displays.

We can also deliver private and in-company Animate CC courses. Please call +44 (0)1273 622272 to discuss your requirements.

Course Objectives

After attending Animate training you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of creating Animate CC movies
  • Use the Adobe Animate interface with confidence
  • Publish Animate CC movies to an HTML page

Animate Training Course Content

Introduction to Animate CC

  • The Animate CC Interface
  • Animate CC and HTML
  • How Animate CC movies work - streaming and vectors
  • Finding your way around Animate CC
  • What Animate CC can and can't do

Animate CC basics

  • Setting Movie properties
  • Using Vector-based paint and draw tools
  • Creating & editing shapes and working with shapes and elements
  • Grouping elements
  • Using panels and shortcuts for efficiency.

Creating vector graphics

  • Lines and brush strokes
  • Drawing lines, rectangles and ovals
  • Smoothing/straightening lines and curves
  • Using grids and rules
  • Aligning objects
  • Using gradients and fills
  • Creating and editing custom colours and fills
  • Using colours to create 3d and light effects


  • Creating and editing text
  • Breaking apart and reshaping text
  • Adjusting weighting, font, style and alignment


  • Rotating, skewing, scaling and flipping
  • Free Transform

Layers and Keyframes

  • Locking layers and colour coding layers
  • Using Masks and masked layers
  • Understanding frames and keyframes

Creating simple animations

  • Using the Timeline Frames and keyframes
  • Using the onion skin and outline colours mode
  • Frame by frame animations

More animation features

  • Creating tweened animations
  • Shape and Motion tweening
  • Creating animations along a path

Symbols and Instances

  • Working with symbols
  • Creating and editing symbols
  • Assigning properties to instances
  • Using the Edit symbol Commands
  • Applying transparency to colours and gradients


  • Direct import of layered images from other Adobe products such as Photoshop
  • Do’s and don’ts when importing images


  • Explaining actions and event-handlers
  • Types of actions
  • Adding actions to buttons and keyframes
  • Giving control to the user
  • Nesting symbols
  • Creating animated buttons
  • Making interactive links to other scenes and URLs


  • Importing sound
  • Adding sound to a scene and adding sound to buttons
  • Synchronising sound
  • Streaming audio with MP3 compression


  • Limitations of video for export
  • Animate CC video codecs explained
  • Video streaming modes explained
  • Using the video import wizard
  • How to deploy video


  • Using the library to organise elements
  • Using the Movie Explorer to keep track of elements

Testing and Publishing

  • Using the bandwidth profiler
  • Streaming and streamlining your movie
  • Using the Publish command
  • Exporting video


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Course Details

  1. Course Title

    Animate Training

  2. Duration

    1 Day

  3. Price Starting From

    £1,895.00 + VAT

Upcoming Dates

Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to produce Animate CC movies.