Edge Animate: Essentials

Edge Animate: Essentials


Total Run Time: 3.5 hrs

With Total Training for Adobe Edge Animate: Essentials, you’ll learn a new tool for creating animated, interactive content employing standard HTML, JavaScript and CSS technologies.


  1. Creating and Animating Art
  2. How to animate using Timeline Transition Techniques
  3. Adding Interactivity using Triggers and Actions
  4. Working with Symbols
  5. Publishing Compositions to the Web and other Adobe Products

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This Total Training for Adobe Edge Animate: Essentials course will teach you everything you will need to start creating interactive content such as slideshows or animated advertisements that will playback on all devices including desktops computers, laptops, tablets and all modern smartphones.

As we move to a more standards-based web it will become a far richer and more expressive platform, and designers will be able to produce stunning work with tools such as Adobe Edge Animate.

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Course Outline

Chapter 1: GETTING STARTED (41 min)

  1. Introducing Edge Animate
  2. What You Can Do with Edge Animate
  3. Installing Edge Animate
  4. Edge Animate vs. Flash® Professional
  5. Opening & Saving Your First Project
  6. Touring the Interface
  7. Customizing & Saving Workspaces
Chapter 2: CREATING CONTENT (35 min)

  1. The Stage & Stage Properties
  2. The Rectangle Tool & Rectangle Properties
  3. Transforming Elements
  4. Selecting, Copying & Pasting Elements
  5. Aligning, Distributing & Arranging Elements
  6. Exploring the Elements Panel
  7. Creating Text Elements

  1. The Timeline
  2. Working with Timeline Label & Controls
  3. Transition Techniques
  4. Animating with the Pin Tool
  5. Editing Transitions
  6. Intro to Animation Easing
  7. Transition Easing Controls
Chapter 4: WORKING WITH SYMBOLS (36 min)

  1. Intro to Edge Animate Symbols
  2. Creating Symbols
  3. Editing & Animating Symbol Instances
  4. Symbol Editing Mode & Nested Symbols
  5. Building the Clock Animation

  1. About Adding Interactivity
  2. Elements, Triggers & Actions
  3. Triggering Actions in Other Elements
  4. Stage & Timeline Triggers & Actions
  5. Editing & Deleting Triggers & Actions
  6. Creating an Interactive Slideshow Part 1
  7. Creating an Interactive Slideshow Part 2
Chapter 6: PUBLISHING (17 min)

  1. Publishing Overview & Preparation
  2. Publish Settings & Options
  3. Accommodating Older Browsers
  4. Closing Credits

Presenter Info

James GonzalezJames is a professional educator with over 23 years of classroom teaching experience. He is currently on the faculty of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division, and at the College of Marin in California where he teaches all aspects of interactive digital media and web design.

James is the principal in a small Web Development consulting business that develops Web sites and Web-based training materials. He is also the author of over 30 video courses covering Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere, Photoshop, SEO, Social Media and other interactive media topics. His educational background includes technical degrees from both the University of California (U.C.L.A) and Cal State (Humboldt and Long Beach) and a teaching graduate degree from U.C.L.A.