Adobe Animate Core Skills: Level 1 Course Outline
*** Platform Note: This class for Mac or PC Users ***
Adobe software is virtually the same on the Mac and PC platforms. When taking this class from one of our locations, it will be taught using PC hardware with Windows software. Minor Mac keyboard and interface differences will be highlighted by the instructor. When taking this course from home or office, students can use either PC or Mac hardware to attach to the hosted Windows-based Adobe software.
This class includes a thorough review of the Animate interface including how to use tools and panels, and how to customize and save workspaces. You will also gain an understanding of authoring and output file types.
After completing this course you will know how to use the Library Panel and the Timeline, how to edit properties, preview movies, modify animated content, and set up properties for the stage. You will learn how to create shapes and text for animation, create symbols and instances, and learn to animate size, position, color, effects, transparency and filters.
You will learn the differences between frame-by-frame animation, motion paths and motion tweens, as well as how to set easing, and how to animate camera motion. The class also includes an introduction to the Motion Editor and editing property curves.
Finally, you learn about publishing animations for various outputs, including HTML5 and Flash Player.
*** Version Note ***
Our Creative Cloud classes upgrade to the latest CC version as soon as new training materials are released from Adobe. Typically new content is available within 2 to 4 months of a software release.
Interested in More Training?
For individuals seeking comprehensive training, we offer bundles so that you can attend multiple Adobe Animate classes at a discount. For more information on savings, go to:
Adobe Animate Bundle
This course is appropriate for beginners and for those who are self-taught on the basics of Animate. Experienced users may find they can benefit from a Core Skills: Level 1 class to fill in the gaps in their knowledge. If, however, you are already familiar with the content covered in the Level 1 course, you can view the Level 2 course outline here:
Animate CC Core Skills: Level 2
Having Trouble Taking Off Work for Training?
We have another option: Adobe On-Demand. These self-study classes let you learn at your own pace on your own time. This option blends Adobe Official training materials with video tutorials, quizzes, and real world project-based labs to offer a cost-effective alternative to our live instructor-led classes. To learn more, click on the link below:
Adobe On-Demand: Adobe Animate CC
Basic computer and file management skills are required for Core Skills level Adobe courses. Students should know how to - locate, copy and open files; create folders; arrange, re-size, minimize and maximize application windows; start and exit programs; manage use of multiple programs simultaneously; and switch between open programs.
1. Getting Acquainted
Starting Adobe Animate and opening a file
Understanding document types and creating a new document
Getting to know the workspace
Working with the Library panel
Understanding the Timeline panel
Organizing layers in a timeline
Using the Properties panel
Using the Tools panel
Adding layer effects
Undoing steps in Animate
Previewing and exporting your movie
Modifying the content and Stage
Saving your movie
2. Creating Graphics and Text
Understanding strokes and fills
Using variable-width strokes
Organizing your drawing
Using brush mode options
Managing symbol instances
Using gradient fills
Using transparency to create depth
Applying filters and color effects
Creating and editing text
Aligning and distributing objects
Sharing your final project
Collaborating via the Assets panel
3. Animating Symbols with Classic Tweens
Understanding the project file
Changing the pacing and timing
Editing multiple frames
Creating a path for motion
Creating nested animations
Adding a 3D title
Exporting your final movie
4. Layer Parenting and Character Animation
Tweening instances in connected layers
Graphic symbols for lip-syncing dialogue
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