Adobe Animate Training

Adobe Animate Courses: Essentials

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Training Modules (Overview)

  • Animate Fundamentals
  • Drawing in Animate
  • Banner Ads
  • Importing Bitmapped Images
  • Importing Vector Graphics
  • Animation Techniques
  • Symbols
  • Interactivity and Coding
  • Output

What You Get

  • Adobe Classroom in a Book eBook
  • Class exercises relevant to industry
  • Adobe Authorised Certificate
  • After Course Support
  • Free Course Resit (6 Months)*
  • Small Classes (average 4 to 6)

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Course Outline

Animate Basics

  • What Animate does, and how it works
  • About Vector graphics and bitmaps
  • The Animate workspace
  • Setting Stage dimensions, background colour, frame rate and scaling options

Drawing in Animate

  • Using the Animate drawing tools – the paint brush, shape tools
  • Shape and Object drawing modes
  • Applying arrowheads and variable line widths
  • Selecting and applying colours
  • Creating complex elements by merging and subtracting
  • Grouping elements
  • Stacking order
  • Scaling and rotating elements

Banner Ads

  • Optimising content and animation for file size
  • Adding Click Through code to html file
  • Adding Click Through code to Ad
  • Correct export settings for an Ad

Importing Bitmapped Images

  • Understanding file formats and how they are optimised by Animate
  • Importing from Photoshop
  • Importing from Illustrator
  • Asset preparation – understanding compression and file size

Importing Vector Graphics

  • Importing content from Illustrator

Animation Techniques

  • Understanding Keyframes and tweens
  • Motion Tweening
  • Classic Tweening
  • Shape Tweening
  • Start and End Points
  • Multiple Keyframes
  • Simple Easing
  • Animating text
  • Animating fades and colour effects
  • Morph between shapes


  • Understanding the different symbol types
  • Complex animation with symbols
  • Creating reusable elements
  • Editing instances
  • Editing original symbols

Interactivity and Coding

  • Adding simple scripts using code snippets
  • Stopping a movie
  • Creating simple interactive elements with button symbols


  • Exporting video
  • Publish settings for HTML5
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Animate Course Testimonials

Linda was a fantastic teacher, extremely patient and well versed in what we were learning. I would highly recommend her and City Desktop Training for anyone interested in an introduction to Adobe Animate.
Kate R, Graphic Designer
A really great course, that is well executed and broken down step by step. Really great trainer, would definitely use again.
Katrina O, Senior Digital Designer
I would have no hesitation to recommending this course - it was very thorough and covered a huge amount of content. I particularly liked that it focused on the practicalities of producing animated content AND the coding to publish the end result. Our trainer Linda was both knowledgeable and patient and the pace and content of the class was tailored to our needs.
J Johnston, Senior Finished Artist
A great place to start to get the basics of Adobe Animate. I have walked away feeling confident that I can create HTML5 banner easily on a daily basis now. Woohoo. Learnt more than I thought was possible in one day. Fantastic. Will be back to do more courses.
S Golik, Graphic & digital designer
Linda was a great teacher, very informative, providing useful tips and tricks
E Muscolino, elearning developer
Really enjoyed this course, found it very helpful for HTML5 understanding in my design field of wowrk. I have been on another course elsewhere (around the corner) and the facilities and coursework were a bit less relevant than this.
T Law, Graphic Designer
Linda was extremely knowledgable, approachable and a great trainer. I hope to see you again soon.
T Clercq, Graphic Designer
A great overview of Adobe Animate, would recommend to anybody requiring up-skilling in this area.
G Cowen, Graphic Designer
This was a great overview and introduction to Animate. I know feel confident enough to learn more on my own and use these new skills in the workplace.
J McDonald, Graphic Designer