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Adobe Animate Training Class - Introduction

Adobe Animate Training Class - Introduction

Introduction to Animate Class Length: 2 days or 4 evenings

Master the skills you need to get up-and-running creating animations with this Adobe Animate class. In this Animate course, you will learn the basics of Adobe's industry-standard web animation and multimedia publishing software. You'll learn how to get creative with Animate's drawing tools and bring graphics to life on the stage through motion and shape tweens while incorporating images, video and audio to create total interactive experiences. Learn to optimize and publish your content for delivery online.

This Adobe Animate training course is geared toward users who have no formal training with Animate  and is ideal for digital and traditional designers looking to move further into the interactive realm, and is a great way for you to learn Animate. The introductory Adobe Animate training course includes a copy of AGI's own Creative Cloud Digital Classroom, which includes extensive coverage of Animate CC, published by AGI . Contact AGI about this Animate  training class.

This Animate training class is appropriate for users of Adobe Animate CC. This Adobe Animate class is available as a regularly scheduled class at AGI's classroom locations as a private or custom Animate class at your location or as an online Flash class.

Adobe Animate Training Class - Introduction Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
Adobe Animate Training Class - Introduction


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $695.00
Adobe Animate Training Class - Introduction


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $695.00

Introduction to Adobe Animate Training Class : Complete Course Topics

Animate Jumpstart

  • Introducing Animate
  • Understanding Animate file types
  • Creating and setting up a new document
  • Saving an Animate document
  • Using the Animate workspace
  • Working on the Stage
  • Accessing Animate  tools
  • Using the Property Inspector
  • Working with other panels and groups
  • Putting the Timeline to use

Getting Started with the drawing tools

  • Drawing in Animate 
  • Understanding merge drawing mode
  • Using the Line tool
  • Drawing with the Pen tool
  • Using the Shape and Primitive tools
  • Adding text to your artwork
  • Introducing filters
  • Working with colors and gradients
  • Organizing and layering graphics
  • Transforming graphics and gradients

Using symbols and the library with Animate

  • Understanding symbols and instances
  • Looking at the Library panel
  • Creating symbols
  • Building artwork with symbol instances
  • Editing symbols
  • Modifying instances
  • Changing instance color
  • Duplicating symbols
  • Swapping symbols
  • Managing the Library

Creating basic animation using Animate

  • Introducing keyframes and the timeline
  • Working on layers
  • Using frames and keyframes
  • Creating motion-tweened animation
  • Incorporating color effects, rotation and scaling
  • Modifying animation with the Motion Editor
  • Controlling animation paths
  • Morphing with Shape Tweens
  • Creating and modifying classic tweens
  • Adjusting animation with Onion Skinning

Working with Imported Files in Animate

  • Understanding import formats
  • Importing still images
  • Placing a bitmap image
  • Adding text
  • Swapping out an imported file
  • Modifying and updating imported artwork
  • Updating imported files
  • Taking advantage of Photoshop layers
  • Importing Illustrator artwork
  • Animating imported images

Adding Sound and Video to Animate projects

  • Preparing sound files for Animate 
  • Editing your audio
  • Choosing audio formats
  • Importing sounds
  • Adding sounds to the Timeline and buttons
  • Understanding video in Animate 
  • Choosing embedded vs. linked video
  • Using Animate Video formats
  • Converting video with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adding embedded video

Introducing ActionScript navigation

  • Understanding ActionScript
  • Choosing the right ActionScript version
  • Placing ActionScript
  • Adding actions with the Actions panel
  • Using Script Assist
  • Controlling Movie Clip timelines
  • Building basic button symbols
  • Creating rollovers
  • Exploring Javascript behaviors
  • Adding behaviors to a button

Delivering a final animation

  • Understanding the publishing process from Animate
  • Customizing Publish settings
  • Publishing to the Web
  • Publishing for the Desktop with Adobe AIR
  • Publishing for Mobile Devices
  • Publishing for iOS
  • Publishing for Android OS
  • Using Export Movie
  • Exporting as a PNG Sequence
  • Working with FTP


Introduction to Adobe Animate Training Class Prerequisites

We recommend that you have the Adobe Animate software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it as part of the Creative Cloud from the Adobe web site

Introduction to Adobe Animate Training Class: Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors have created many of the official Animate training guides and books for Adobe Systems. These books are a great resource for you to learn Animate after you have completed your Animate training class at AGI.

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