Introduction to Animate training

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Key details

Key details

Adobe Animate training course for beginners, teaching key techniques for producing professional-standard animations.

Adobe Animate (previously Flash Professional) is the industry leading software for creating engaging and visually powerful animated web content in a range of formats, including HTML5.

Our Introduction to Animate course provides a thorough grounding in the application exploring the features and tools you use to manipulate and optimise graphics, incorporate sound and video, and publish to a variety of devices.

Introduction to Animate training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Animate courses.

We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.

The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in Adobe Animate.

Accredited Adobe Animate training

Armada is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC), accredited by Adobe to provide Animate training.

Courses are hosted by Marek Mularczyk, an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), accredited by Adobe to host Animate courses.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Adobe Animate, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an Adobe‑accredited Adobe Animate training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Adobe Animate training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Adobe Animate trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


No prior Adobe Animate experience or other specialist knowledge is required.

Adobe Animate version

Training can be based on any version of Adobe Animate to suit you.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this course for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Animate training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Introduction to Animate course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Introduction to Animate course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainer

Expert trainer

Marek Mularczyk

Adobe Animate trainer Marek Mularczyk

Adobe Animate courses are hosted by Marek Mularczyk.

Marek is a long-established Adobe Certified Instructor. He is a highly experienced user of Adobe Animate and its predecessor, Flash. He has hosted courses in the application at all levels for many years.

Based on delegate feedback collected by Adobe in 2015, Marek was ranked in the top 10 Adobe Certified Instructors in the world. He is also the author of a range of published books and video training DVDs including The Complete Photoshop CC, The Complete Lightroom CC and Unleash the Power of Photoshop.

Prior to focusing on training, Marek worked as a professional photographer for over 12 years. Photography remains his passion, and in his spare time he travels Europe in search of that perfect picture.

Course content

Course content

Getting acquainted

  • Getting to know the workspace
  • Working with the library panel
  • Understanding the timeline
  • Organising layers
  • Using properties inspector and tools panel
  • Undoing and previewing your movie

Working with graphics

  • Understanding strokes and fills
  • Creating and editing shapes
  • Using gradient and bitmap fills
  • Making patterns and decorations
  • Creating curves
  • Creating and editing text

Creating and editing symbols

  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Creating symbols
  • Editing and managing symbols
  • Changing size and position of Instances
  • Changing colour effects of instances
  • Applying filters for special effects
  • Positioning in 3D space

Adding animation

  • Understanding animation
  • Animating position and transparency
  • Changing the pacing and timing
  • Animating filters and transformations
  • Changing the path of the motion
  • Swapping tween targets
  • Creating nested animations
  • Using motion editor, easing and 3D motion

Articulated motion and morphing

  • Articulated motion with inverse kinematics
  • Constraining joints
  • Inverse kinematics with shapes
  • Armature options
  • Morphing with shape tweens, shape hints
  • Simulating physics with spring feature

Creating interactive Navigation

  • Understanding Interactive Movies
  • Creating buttons
  • Understanding ActionScript
  • Adding a stop action
  • Creating event handlers for buttons
  • Creating destination keyframes
  • Animating buttons

Using text

  • Understanding TFL text
  • Adding Multiple columns
  • Wrapping text
  • Hyperlinking text
  • Working with vertical text

Working with sound and video

  • Using sounds
  • Understanding video
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Playback of external video
  • Incorporating videos into Adobe Animate
  • Using cue points
  • Embedding video

Publishing to different devices, formats and platforms

  • Testing a Flash document
  • Understanding the bandwidth profiler
  • Adding metadata
  • Publishing a movie for the Web
  • Creating standalone applications
  • Exporting to HTML5
“I've attended 3 course at Armada including Adobe Animate beginners and intermediate, and Adobe Illustrator. All of them were valuable and I have been able to practice the skills I have learnt in the working environment. Will hopefully join you for more courses soon! Thanks!”

Heather L

“Really useful course in Adobe Animate with Marek - learnt a lot and looking forward to putting this into practice when I get back to work (if I can remember everything!).”

John E

“Really enjoyed it, Marek was very helpful, professional, and patient.”

Lesley C

“The trainer has been very helpful and has a lot of knowledge about the Adobe products.”

Michelle M

“Very helpful instructor who presented the information easily.”

Claire H

If you’re self-funding your training, you can now pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.