Animate masterclass & Adobe certified

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At a glance

  • Central LondonOnline, Instructor-led
  • 9.30am–4.30pm
  • Workbook & supportSupport
  • Lunch & refreshmentsVideo recording of course
  • 5 days
  • Accelerated learning
  • Business: £949806+VAT
  • Individual / charity: £806685+VAT (£967.20822.00)
  • Adobe CC2020

Course dates

Remote

  • 11–15 October 2021
  • 06–10 December 2021
  • 21–25 February 2022

London

  • 21–25 February 2022

Overview

This Animate training course is your fast track option to go from an animations beginner to Adobe certified level. 

It's important to build on the foundations, so you'll begin by understanding the Animate interface, before getting hands on with animation, layers, effects, tweeting, masks, action script, exporting and much more. The final day will be certification exam day.

This course will be delivered through our Accelerated learning approach, allowing you to learn more information, easier and more efficiently than standard training approaches.

Our Adobe certified training team will be with you all the way, helping you go from a beginner to an Adobe certified professional. Afterwards you can publicise your certification with Adobe digital badges which provide a standardised certified outcome.

Target Audience

This course is for designers, marketers, developers or anyone looking to take their motion graphics and visual effects skills to an advanced level and gain Animate certification status.  

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Feel comfortable navigating the Animate interface and understand both the core and specialist features
  • Work with documents, text, shapes and colour
  • Create animations, creating interactivity and how to integrate Adobe CC libraries into your project
  • Understand preloaders, camera in Animate and HTML5 canvas reusable components
  • Master Animate tweening, masking and adding effects and filters to your projects
  • Create HTML5 banner ads, master actionscript interactivity and create digital magazines
  • Utilise audio and video, and master advanced exporting and converting options
  • Take on the certification exam and become an Adobe certified professional

Accelerated learning

Our Accelerated learning approach at Certitec is unique within the Adobe training industry. Our focus is not on what you learn, but how you learn. Referred to as ‘Accelerated Learning’, this process allows you to digest a significant amount of information more quickly, and more easily than through other methods.

Accelerated learning

  • Having a firm understanding on the learning process
  • The use of course workbooks to strengthen memory retention
  • Finding a balance between new and recap learning
  • Kinaesthetic (‘hands-on’) techniques

Find out more about our Accelerated learning process.

Outline

What to expect from this course

The first two days of Animate training are focused on getting you up to speed with the interface and progressing through the starter level features e.g. basic animation, layer control, effects and more. Days three and four are targeted towards the more advanced features and you'll learn about tweens, masking, inverse kinematics, sound, video, action script and export to modern file formats and more. The final Day will be focused on the certification exam with the first half of the day dedicated to exam preparation, before sitting the exam.

You’ll leave the training course with an advanced animations skill level, and you'll even have the Adobe certified status to further promote your skill level.

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Day one – Understanding Animate concepts

Getting to know Animate

  • Adobe Animate Workspace
  • The Tools panel
  • Working with Panels
  • Panel Dock
  • Libraries
  • Setting Preferences
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Working with documents

  • Working with the Stage
  • Using Guides, Rulers, and Grids
  • Using the Timeline
  • Using Layers
  • Copying and Moving Content
  • Undoing, Redoing
  • History in Animate

Working with shapes and colour

  • Drawing in Animate
  • Using Vector Graphics
  • Using Bitmap Graphics
  • Merge Drawing Mode
  • Object Drawing Mode
  • Drawing Primitive Shapes
  • Creating Overlapping Shapes
  • Adding Colour
  • Strokes and Fills
  • Gradients
  • Lines
  • Arranging Objects
  • Transforming Objects

Working with text

  • Using Text in Animate
  • Working with Fonts
  • Using Typekit Web Fonts
  • Using Leading

Day two – Pushing your knowledge onwards

Working with symbols

  • What Symbols are and how they work
  • What Symbols’ Instances are
  • Movie Clip Symbols
  • Graphic Symbols
  • Button Symbols
  • Creating Symbols
  • Converting Content to Symbols
  • Swapping Content
  • Editing Symbols
  • Editing Instances
  • Working with Library

Working with animations

  • Shape Tweens
  • Classic Tweens
  • Motion Tweens
  • Frame-by-Frame Animation
  • Working with Frame Rates
  • Frames and Keyframes
  • Keyframes and Blank Keyframes
  • Using Onion Skinning
  • Previewing Animations

Creating interactivity

  • Using JavaScript in Animate
  • Using ActionScript 3.0 in Animate
  • Using Code Snippets
  • Adding Code Snippets to Objects
  • Working with Buttons
  • Making Movie Clips into Buttons
  • Buttons States
  • Editing Buttons
  • Testing Buttons

Animate CC libraries

  • Using Adobe CC Libraries
  • CC Libraries integration in Animate
  • Designer-Developer workflow with libraries

Publishing and exporting

  • Exporting from Animate
  • Publishing from Animate
  • Differences between Exporting and Publishing
  • Exporting as SWF
  • Exporting for HTML5
  • Exporting Formats
  • Publishing Preview
  • Publish Settings
  • Adding Flash Player Detection
  • Publishing HTML5 to InDesign, MUSE and Dreamweaver
  • Create responsive animations
  • Add a pre-loader to your HTML5 animation

Day three – Development of concepts and putting skills into practice

Animate tweening

  • Tweening and the Timeline
  • Guiding the Objects
  • Creating Paths
  • Editing Paths
  • Subselection Tool
  • Importing Photoshop Artwork
  • Importing Illustrator Artwork

Masking

  • Using Masks in Animate
  • Creating Mask Layers
  • Animating Masked Content
  • Masking Content with AS 3.0
  • Removing Masking

Creating banner ads

  • Tips on creating HTML5 banner ads
  • Banner ad sizes
  • Creating expandable banners
  • Creating banner ads with transparency

Actionscript interactivity

  • Scripting Code
  • Using Actions Panel
  • Adding Actions
  • Removing Actions
  • Adding Code to Frames
  • Adding Code to Objects
  • Controlling Symbols with Actions
  • Creating ActionScript Functions
  • Working with Dynamic Text Fields

Working with effects and filters

  • Color and Brightness Effects
  • Tint and Alpha Effects
  • Advanced Effects
  • Animated Filters
  • Applying and Removing Filters
  • Copying Filters
  • Creating Filter Presets

Day four – Refining your skills and consolidation

Working with inverse kinematics

  • Inverse Kinematics
  • Creating Bone Structures
  • Inverse Kinematics with Movie Clips
  • Inverse Kinematics with Shapes
  • Animating Inverse Kinematics Structures

Working with audio

  • Importing Sounds
  • Stream Sounds
  • Event Sounds
  • Supported Sound File Formats
  • Editing Sounds in Animate
  • Sounds Library

Working with video

  • Importing Video
  • Supported Video File Formats
  • Streaming or Downloading Video
  • Embedding Video
  • Using FLV and F4V Videos
  • Using MP4 Videos
  • Import Video Wizard
  • Controlling Video Playback

Digital magazines (DPS)

  • Design considerations for animated content for digital magazines
  • Planning animated magazine cover design
  • Creating an animated magazine cover
  • Exporting animated magazine cover from Animate
  • Importing animated magazine cover into InDesign

Working with preloaders

  • How Preloaders work
  • Design considerations when creating preloaders
  • Creating HTML5 Preloaders
  • Creating Flash Preloaders
  • Integrating Preloaders into your design

Working with camera in Animate

  • Integrated Virtual Camera
  • Panning the subject of the frame
  • Zooming on the object
  • Rotating the camera
  • Applying colour effects

HTML5 Canvas reusable components

  • How Components work
  • New HTML5 Canvas Components vs Flash Components
  • Integrating components into your designs

Advanced exporting and converting

  • Converting Documents to Other Formats
  • Document Converter
  • Converting Animations to HTML5
  • Exporting Raster Images as Sprite Sheets
  • Creating Android, iOS and AIR Apps
  • Packaging Apps for Android, iOS and AIR

Day five – Adobe Certification day

The final day of your course will be focused on the official Adobe Animate exam objectives.

Start 9.30am - Finish 3.30pm.

  • AM is preparation and practice exam
  • PM is undertaking the certification exam

You will undertake a practice exam just before lunch, then undertake the certification exam in the afternoon. 

Should you not pass the first time, you can retake the exam for no charge when the course runs again in our schedule.

Classroom trainint

Advantages of classroom training

Classroom training has many advantages over other formats of training since in-person interaction and communication plays an extremely important part to absorbing information. 

Classroom training allows you to get trained in a safe, quiet, clean environment, away from the noise and pressures of the office or home. The classroom environment provides the important “human touch,” which is often missing in technology-based training. 

You can’t beat real life interaction when asking important questions and receiving immediate feedback. 

Other benefits of classroom training include:

  • Group interaction. People learn from one another as well as from the trainer
  • Training groups can be large or small
  • Classroom training also teaches us how to interact with one another in a professional, productive, cooperative way, which is something that other forms of training often don’t provide

Remote training

Advantages of remote training

Remote training introduces a virtually no-limits training option since it's extremely flexible. You can attend a remote training session anywhere in the world and has become increasingly popular over the last few years. 

Remote training plays itself into your hands and you can harness technology to enable you to use traditional computers, tablets and even phones for complete flexibility.

You can see your trainer (webcam) and they will take you through the training session like you're actually attending a classroom training event.

Other benefits of remote training include:

  • No travel to the classroom - you can attend remote training in your pj's if you wish!
  • Training groups can be large or small and even split over multiple locations and even multiple countries at the same time
  • You have the ability to interact with your trainer by talking, electronically raising your hand and even allow for them to see your screen (if you authorise)
  • All remote training sessions are recorded - so you can play-back at anytime in the future and enhance your learning experience

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Adobe certification

Adobe certified professional. Build a unique portfolio and gain a professional certification that communicates your advanced knowledge- that is what becoming Adobe certified is about.

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Become an Adobe certified professional. Save up to £1,000 with our Adobe certification masterclass. It will increase your chances of landing your dream job!

Discounts for self funders and charities

You will save 15% off the course price if you’re a non-business delegate and includes the following:

  • Self funding individual
  • Charity
  • Student
  • Educational establishment

Flexipay over 6 months

With the option to split the cost of your 5 day Adobe certified training course, our Flexipay payment plan allows you to develop your skills, without breaking the bank.

Post course support

After your course, we don’t leave you high-and-dry. Our technical support is provided for a lifetime.

Course computers

When it comes to classroom training - our training facility computers are better and faster than ever.

All our modern 27-inch computers have faster processors, expanded memory, larger storage and enhanced audio and video capabilities for an even better experience in the classroom.

Free course retake

We understand that before booking your course, knowing that you can have a free course refresher gives you that added insurance.

London training facility

Located in the heart of London's West end ... our training facility at 60 St. Martin's Lane ensures the location is as exciting as our training!

Lunch and refreshments

We provide healthy snacks (high quality dark chocolate, walnuts, fresh fruit) and coffee, all of which have been suggested to improve focus in the sessions. 

For lunch, we give you the flexibility to eat what you want and introduced a lunch voucher scheme that can be used at nearby outlets. 

Adobe Creative Cloud software

You can either subscribe to the entire suite (that’s all the applications) or just one application on a monthly basis. Adobe offers a free 7-day trial for each application if you wish to try before you subscribe. 

Just visit the Adobe Creative Cloud page and see what might be the best option for you.

FAQs

What happens if I am unwell on the morning of my course?

This is just fine from a course perspective since you can re-arrange again (according to our course schedule) for no fee.

How do I actually book my course?

Find the course you wish and then click on the ‘book now’ button and complete the form.

Can I jump immediately to an Advanced course?

Delegates attending an Advanced course must already possess at least 80% of the knowledge of the (previous) Introduction course. This is so you are not out of your depth in the Advanced course and also so other delegates are not affected.

Do I need to bring my own computer (classroom training)?

We supply all computers (macOS and Windows) at our training facility. You can bring your laptop along if you wish for anything work related but due to Adobe guidelines - delegates must use our computers to ensure the software meets our requirements.

What are the training times?

We start at 9.30 and finish at 4.30pm with plenty of breaks and 40 minutes for lunch.

Are refreshments and lunch provided (classroom training)?

Yes - we provide all refreshments (tea, coffee, water, biscuits etc) and also lunch (in the format of a voucher which can be spent at many nearby locations).

What if I fail my ACA exam?

Start 9.30am - Finish 3.30pm.

You will undertake a practice exam just before lunch, then undertake the certification exam in the afternoon. 

Should you not pass the first time, you can retake the exam for no charge when the course runs again in our schedule.

Will I get a certificate for attending?

Yes - your Adobe authorised training centre certificate of attendance will be emailed after your training course.

What is the dress format for attending training (classroom training)?

Anything goes since our training caters for the creative industry - so wear what you like (although please consider the training rooms are air conditioned).

Will I be able to work to my own agenda in the training?

Our courses are scheduled and run with the same outline and aims. Whilst our trainers can field some ad hoc questions along the way we are unable to provide specific information on your project.

If you did wish to cover your own agenda why not arrange a private training course.

Can I park at the training facility (classroom training)?

There are numerous NCP car parks close to the facility although you might find it more cost effective parking further afield and travelling into the city centre on public transport.

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Interested in one of our courses but need a couple of questions answered first?

Use our simple form below to send a message directly to our consultant trainers. We value great customer service and will endeavour to get back to you within the hour inside normal business hours.

If you require an immediate response then please do not hesitate to call 0845 527 0768.




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Course dates

Remote

  • 11–15 October 2021
  • 06–10 December 2021
  • 21–25 February 2022

London

  • 21–25 February 2022

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Location

Spaces, 60 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4JS

Reviews

4.5

9 reviews

89%

recommended the course

The tempo of the course felt right for me and everything was explained clearly and was easy to follow. I already knew a fair amount but still learned loads. Looking forward to the advanced course

Rick O'Marny. 27th July, 2021

Great training, very clear and informative

Annie Lawrence. 27th July, 2021

I definitely feel like I understand Animate and its functions far better than before.

Sara Williams. 23rd July, 2021

Although I am not a absolute beginner with Animate, I wanted to take the beginners course to be taught by a professional and learn all the shortcuts and tips and tricks. I wasn't disappointed. I thought the course content was very good and it flowed well!

Zach Burns. 1st July, 2021

Marek was extremely clear and patient on my Animate 5 day master course and I enjoyed every minute. The best part was passing the exam on the last day and it was amazing!

Lee Prosser. 12th June, 2021

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