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Adobe Animate CC (Creative Cloud 2017 release) Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version CC

*** UPDATE: This class is being retired and is being replaced by our new "Core Skills" series of classes. ***
This 2-day class is being retired in April 2018. It is being replaced by a 2-day Core Skills Level 1 class and a 2-day Core Skills Level 2 class. Details on those two classes can be found at:
Adobe Animate CC Core Skills: Level 1 and
Adobe Animate CC Core Skills: Level 2

Creative professionals will learn step-by-step the basic key techniques for working in Animate. Adobe Animate CC provides more expressive tools, powerful controls for animation, and robust support for playback across a wide variety of platforms. Learn how to use and create vector-based brushes for painterly effects. Gain more advanced control over complex animations with the new Camera tool, and learn to focus the action on different parts of the Stage. Support for SVG, WebGL, HTML5 animation and video, and seamless collaboration with other designers and with other Adobe applications through Creative Cloud libraries make Adobe Animate the ideal development environment for creative animation and multimedia.

Animate is actually a renamed version of Flash Professional. It is similar to the Flash product but has the ability to write in multiple formats, including HTML5.

Course Outline

1 Getting Acquainted
Starting Adobe Animate CC and Opening a File
Understanding Document Types
Getting to Know the Workspace
Working with the Library Panel
Understanding the Timeline
Organizing Layers in a Timeline
Using the Properties Panel
Using the Tools Panel
Undoing Steps in Animate
Previewing Your Movie
Modifying the Content and Stage
Saving Your Movie

2 Creating Graphics and Text
Getting Started
Understanding Strokes and Fills
Creating Shapes
Making Selections
Editing Shapes
Using Gradient and Bitmap Fills
Using Swatches and Tagged Swatches
Creating and Editing Text
Aligning and Distributing Objects

3 Creating and Editing Symbols
Getting Started
Importing Adobe Illustrator Files
About Symbols
Creating Symbols
Importing Adobe Photoshop Files
Editing and Managing Symbols
Changing the Size and Position of Instances
Changing the Color Effect of an Instance
Understanding Display Options
Applying Filters for Special Effects

4 Animating Symbols
Getting Started
About Animation
Understanding the Project File
Animating Position
Changing the Pacing and Timing
Animating Transparency
Animating Filters
Animating Transformations
Changing the Path of the Motion
Swapping Tween Targets
Creating Nested Animations
Graphic Symbols
Frame-by-Frame Animation
Testing Your Movie

5 Animating Shapes and Using Masks
Getting Started
Animating Shapes
Understanding the Project File
Creating a Shape Tween
Changing the Pace
Adding More Shape Tweens
Creating a Looping Animation
Previewing Animations with Onion Skinning
Creating and Using Masks

6 Creating Interactive Navigation
Getting Started
About Interactive Movies
Creating Buttons
Understanding ActionScript 3.0
Preparing the Timeline
Adding a Stop Action
Creating Event Handlers for Buttons
Creating Destination Keyframes
Creating a Home Button Using Code Snippets
Playing Animation at the Destination
Animated Buttons

7 Working with Sound and Video
Getting Started
Understanding the Project File
Using Sounds
Understanding Video
Playback of External Video in Your Project

8 Publishing
Understanding Publishing
Publishing for Flash Player
Publishing for HTML5
Exporting to HTML5
Inserting JavaScript
Converting to HTML5 Canvas

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