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Intro to Adobe Animate

Instructor: Jason Keyser
Included with Free VFX Training, VFX-A All Access

Learn to create FX flipbooks with Adobe Animate (formerly Adobe Flash) with this free course on making an animated swipe effect.

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2+ Hours

This course includes over two hours of training. 

Skill Level

Beginner Level One course for new artists. 


Adobe Animate CC

Instant Access

Immediately available to Free VFX training and All Access members. 

Course Breakdown

Lesson overview.

Start Animating in Animate

Here’s a quick intro to get you making VFX with Adobe Animate right away! No prior knowledge is needed. Just jump right into making this cool swipe effect animation.

Adobe Animate Setup 

Learn how to edit preferences and keyboard shortcuts. Set up your panels for an optimal 2DFX work environment. Take time to get comfortable with your layout so you can focus on animating!

The Drawing Tools

Look at the similarities between Adobe Animate and Photoshop so you can master Adobe Animate even faster.

Animate Timeline Controls

Learn about the Adobe Animate timeline and how to use it for animating 2D FX. It's useful for controlling each frame of your animation and editing the overall timing of your FX. 

Creating Flipbooks

Setting up flipbooks in Adobe Animate can be a bit tricky. Let's create some templates to speed up the process for the future!

Creating Irregular Flipbooks

Creating odd-sized flipbooks can be a difficult task. Animate uses vector-based rendering, so you can always scale your frames and make changes before you export!

Cleanup Animation

Let's cleanup and polish your FX animation to make it sleek and presentable as a game asset!

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