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Adobe Animate | Getting Started VIDEO Series

Adobe Animate Getting Started Series - Trailer

Learn how to CREATE, DRAW, ANIMATE & DESIGN in Adobe Animate!
Adobe Certified Instructor, Mark Itskowitch, teaches you how to get started in Adobe Animate in this 12 Video Getting Started Series. Create, Illustrate and Animate!



Managing Your Workspace in Adobe Animate


Learn how to navigate the workspace Adjust and collapes panels. Customize and save your workspace to
speed up productivity, and your workflow by confining all the tools and panels to one side of the screen.

What You Will Learn

  • How to Manage Your Workspace
  • All panels can be moved, scaled, or grouped together
  • All Panels can be expanded, and collapsed
  • Panels can be floating, or minimized to just the panel name or its icon
  • Your entire workspace can be customized, and then saved


Learn how to use drawing tools in Adobe Animate


Learn how to use the unique drawing tools in Adobe Animate.
See how easy it is to connect lines, add color to fills, and strokes, and create different shapes.
Then put your new skills together to reate a little boat that we will use to animate in upcoming Videos.

What You Will Learn

  • Every shape in Animate comes with a stroke (outside border) and a fill (the inside color of a shape)
  • Lines can be dragged and connect and snap to each other
  • Tool tips help to show if a shape will move as a curve or as a point
  • Bezier curves are simplified by simple clicking and dragging the lines or shapes
  • Lines get divided where they intersect and can snap together
  • The drawing tool has 3 settings (ink, smooth, and straighten)
  • Paint Bucket is for adding color to fills, and Ink bottles adds color to the stroke


How to create symbols in Adobe Animate


Learn how to Save your artwork in Adobe Animate by creating Symbols. Symbols make it easy to update and reuse your artwork.
Symbols are also used to create Motion Tweens which we create in the next movie!

What You Will Learn

  • How to Manage Your Workspace
  • All panels can be moved, scaled, or grouped together
  • All Panels can be expanded, and collapsed
  • Panels can be floating, or minimized to just the panel name or its icon
  • Your entire workspace can be customized, and then saved


How to Create a Classic Tween in Adobe Animate


Learn how to start animating in Adobe Animate by learning how to add keyframes, and classic motion tweens to get things moving!
We also learn about create Motion Guides so you can animate along a path.

What You Will Learn

  • Every animation has at least two keyFrames, one for the starting point and one for the ending point (press F6 to insert KeyFrame)
  • To add a motion tween, Right-Click between the two keyFrames and select “Create Classic Motion Tween”
  • Import bitmaps by dragging them in and out of the CC LIbrary, or File Import
  • Add points to a vector shape by holding down the option key(alt on PC) and dragging with your mouse
  • Right-clicking on layer with a classic motion tween and select “Add Classic Motion Guide” to animate along a path. Draw a path (lock center point of object to path on all keyframes)
  • Select first keyFrame and click “Orient to Path” in properties panel to animate object along the guide
  • Rotate boat (press Q to Transform) along path on both keyFrames so animation orients to the path


Creating Movie Clips in Adobe Animate


Learn how to create reusable animated symbols that loop over and over independently of the main timeline.
Watch as we create a few different types of Movie Clips to to animate the water, and the sail on the boat!

What You Will Learn

  • A Movie Clip symbol has its own independent timeline that loops over and over
  • A Movie Clip can be used as a container for an animation
  • Movie Clips only play when you test your movie (Command+Return, Control+Enter on PC)
  • Symbols can be nested within other symbols
  • Symbols can have multiple layers within their timeline
  • Movie Clips can be created with Motion tweens or with frame-by-frame animations


Creating Gradients in Adobe Animate


Learn how to upgrade your artwork
with gradients. Learn how to create, applying and transform gradients.

What You Will Learn

  • Gradients can be created using the Color Panel
  • A gradient can have numerous color stops
  • You can use Brightness slider to darken or lighten a color
  • Gradients can be applied using the paint bucket tool
  • You can change the angle of a gradient by dragging in any direction
  • Gradients can be transformed using the Gradient Transform Tool
  • Gradients can have transparent colors by lowering the alpha of the color


Lightning & Color Effects in Adobe Animate


Learn how to create lightning in photoshop, import bitmaps using cc libraries,
and animate using Color Effects. and Classic Tweens.

What You Will Learn

  • How to Import Bitmaps or Layered PSD Files
  • Bitmaps can be imported into a Movieclip
  • Create Lightning with Photoshop
  • Creative Cloud Libraries aid in an efficient workflow
  • Color Effects can be used on Symbols *Color Effects can be animated
  • Color Effects can be limited with HTML5
  • Instances can be Broken Apart from the library by pressing Command + B
  • F5 is the quick-key to Insert Frames


Working with Audio in Adobe Animate


Learn how to import & manage audio, to complete our lightning effect

What You Will Learn

  • How to import audio to the library or the stage
  • Event sounds load at the frame they are placed on and played in full
  • Streaming sounds do not work with HTML5
  • You can import .asnd, .wav, .aif, and .mp3 audio file formats
  • Audio can be placed on its own layer
  • Folders can be used to organize my sound layers
  • Folders can also be used in the library to organize assets


Animating with the Asset Warp Tool in Adobe Animate


Learn how to animate characters using handles to control your art or bitmaps like a puppet.

What You Will Learn

  • The Asset Warp tool adds pins and creates a mesh over your artwork or bitmap
  • You can use the Asset Warp Tool to add puppet handles to move/warp your vector art or imported bitmaps
  • The puppet handles allow you to position your character like a puppet
  • Puppet handles can be animated using Classic Motion Tweens
  • Grouping vector art (Command+G), enables you to move artwork as a unit,
    and keeps objects on the same layer from meshing together


Create Dynamic Animation using Easing in Adobe Animate


Learn how to add easing-in and easing-out to your classic tweens to create more dynamic animations.

What You Will Learn

  • Easing can be used to add more dynamic movement in your animations
  • There are numerous preset eases that can be used with your animations
  • With easing you can can ease in, ease Out, or ease In AND Out
  • Custom ease settings can be saved and used for future animations
  • I can select tweens on the timeline and hold down the option key (alt key on PC)
    to duplicate my entire tween of animation.


Graphic vs Movie Clip Symbols in Adobe Animate


This video teaches the differences in behavior of the Graphic Symbol and the Movie Clip Symbol

What You Will Learn

  • Movie Clips and Graphic Symbols both have their own timeline
  • Movie Clips and Graphic Symbols behave differently on the timeline
  • Movie Clips loop independently on their own timeline
  • Movie Clips can have an instance name and be given a set of instructions using Actionscript
  • Graphic Symbols are synched to the main timeline
  • Graphic symbols can be set to loop, to play once, or to a single frame


Morphing and Shape Tweening in Adobe Animate


Learn how to morph vector images using Shape Tweening and Shape Hints

What You Will Learn

  • Shape tweens can be used to morph vector objects over time
  • Shape tweens work with two ungrouped objects
  • Objects and Text can be ungrouped using Modify>Break Apart or pressing Command+B (Control+B on PC)
  • Shape Hints can be used to help direct the changes in shape as it animates on the timeline
  • You can use Shape Tweens to animate the shape, color, opacity, and gradients of a shape


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