Adobe Animate training in-class or online
Introduction to Animate training

1 day
In centre:
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Live online:
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Key details

Key details

Adobe Animate training course for beginners, teaching how to produce professional-standard animations for incorporation into your website, app or e-learning tutorials.

This short courses teaches everything you need to create engaging and visually powerful animated web content in HTML5 format. You’ll learn to use Animate’s key features and tools to manipulate and optimise graphics, create and edit symbols and incorporate articulated motion and morphing.

Introduction to Animate training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

In-class or online

This course is available in-class at eight centres or live online.

Expert trainers

Animate courses are hosted by expert trainers, with vast professional experience of using the application to produce animations. For details, see Expert trainers.

Animate training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A practical Animate training guide, to refer to during the course and use as a refresher after. Choose from a printed, bound guide or a PDF – whatever suits you best. If you’re participating online and you choose a printed guide, we’ll post this to you.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful course completion. 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 recent 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 as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Animate training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.


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 trainers

Expert trainers

Introduction to Animate training courses are hosted by:

Marek Mularczyk

Marek Mularczyk Autodesk Certified Instructor

Marek is an Adobe Design, Video and Motion Specialist, and an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).

Voted as one of top 10 Adobe Certified Instructors in the world, Marek has over 15 years’ experience as an animator and photo/video editor, and has published numerous books on these topics.

As an instructor, Marek has trained a wide range of blue-chip clients including Lloyds, Barclays, HS2, Lululemon, Asos, Boohoo, Sony, Samsung, and many more.

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.

Mark Waterfield

Mark Waterfield Autodesk Certified Instructor

Mark works as a professional e-Learning developer. He is a recognised expert in all aspects of e-Learning, including hosting and LMS development.

Mark has used Adobe Captivate since it’s inception, and is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in the application. He also uses Articulate Storyline extensively in his professional work.

Prior to focusing on e-Learning, Mark worked in website development and Flash programming. He is an expert user of Adobe Animate, which he uses to create animations to incorporate into his e-learning tutorials, bringing them to life.

Away from e-Learning, Mark works in the music industry as a programmer, writer, producer and performer. He recently co-wrote a song featured in the Oscar nominated movie ‘Volver’, starring Penelope Cruz.

Course content

Course content

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
  • Creating nested animations
  • Frame-by-frame animation

Articulated motion and morphing

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


  • Adding a stop action
  • Creating event handlers for buttons

Using text

  • Hyperlinking text
  • Working with vertical text


  • Exporting to HTML5
Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live Animate course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in Animate.
  • Interact by speaking, or using chat.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online Introduction to Animate courses…

  • Are presented by Adobe Certified Instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using Animate.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • Animate installed. If you don’t have access to Animate, we can usually send you a link to fully-functional trial software to download and install.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running Animate doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t, however, be able to assist with your Animate installation.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time


“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

“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