How to Animate in Adobe Animate (Flash): Complete Course

How to Animate in Adobe Animate (Flash): Complete Course

November 30, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


Welcome to the complete Adobe Animate (aka
Flash) animation course. This is a series of 30 videos that will teach
you everything there is to know about animating in Animate, from the basics of drawing to
frame by frame and puppet animation to special tricks I’ve learned over the past 10 years
of animating with Adobe software. This course even includes tutorials on working
together with Animate and Illustrator and Animate and After Effects. It is the ultimate complete course. I’ve created this to be equal to or better
than a college course in using this program, and it’s all professionally edited into
a little over 2 hours of instruction. It comes with the videos, a digital book of
everything said in the videos, two animation puppets, and access to a forum where you can
ask questions. Now, you should know that the one thing I
did not cover in the course is the programming language ActionScript. This is what people use to make Flash games. I’m focused on animation, so there aren’t
any lessons on game-making. The other thing I don’t talk about is animation
principles. This class isn’t for you if you expect to
learn these are the drawings that make up a person walking, this is what squash and
stretch is, here’s what you need to draw to make a good looking mouth. But I do show you how to do lip sync and eye
blinks on puppets in a fast, efficient way. So this class is for you if you want to make
animations in Adobe Animate. The course is made for Animate CC 2017 and
2018. Earlier versions, especially anything 2014
or earlier, still work in the same way but are missing a lot of the tools in this class,
like custom pen strokes, pen width profiles, frame picker, stage camera, stage rotation,
clip content outside stage, splitting audio, and importing mp4 video. You can get the entire class for $49.99 (SALE
PRICE $29.99) on my website, ScribbleKibble.com/class. That’s it! I’m going to use the rest of this intro
to show you how to get Adobe Animate. You can start out with a free trial, which
I linked below (http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/desktop.html). You’ll need to sign up for an Adobe account,
or sign in with one of the other options. If you’re ready for a paid subscription,
click the same link below and click Buy Now. If you are a student or teacher, click here
for a discount on the entire Adobe suite. There is no student discount for Animate only. For everybody else, pick between the full
Adobe suite or if you only want the one thing, Adobe Animate, go with the Single Plan. Pay attention to whether you are buying a
year-long plan, or if you are buying monthly. (http://www.adobe.com/legal/subscription-terms.html)
If you buy an annual contract paid monthly, you have to pay for 12 months with no refund
for months you don’t use. I just want you to be aware of that because
every so often somebody chooses a year with monthly payments and then gets mad because
they can’t quit in the middle of it. Go with monthly if you think you might quit. The email you pick will be what you sign in
with to get updates for Adobe Animate. Do that, pay, and set a password. You’ll get an email from Adobe that shows
what to do next, which is download Creative Cloud. I linked the download for it below. (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/desktop-app.html) Creative Cloud is where you can manage all
of your Adobe programs. This is what mine looks like. I have the full Adobe suite. To install Adobe Animate for the first time,
scroll down and click Install next to the program. If you want to install an older version, click
the dropdown arrow and then Other Versions. Choose the version you want. Use the three dot button in the upper corner
to check for updates. There are regular updates, and then there
are brand new year versions of the program. Usually when a brand new year version of Animate
comes out there is a bug or two. If you wait a few weeks to upgrade, you may
avoid bugs. Once you get Animate installed, start your
journey through this complete course with the setup video, or jump right in to animating
with the quick start tutorial!