Over the years, we’ve put together a large collection of free Adobe books that we share with our readers here… This extensive set of helpful, no-cost books has now grown to over 30 different titles that you can legally download and use royalty-free, forever.
These digital books cover Creative Cloud, Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Muse, Lightroom and more – but until now, we haven’t always had a good and recent offering for Adobe Animate CC (formerly Flash Professional).
Fortunately, this has changed with the publication of the new “Creating Multiplatform Animations with Animate CC” guidebook, which comes from award-winning Adobe Education Leader and longtime Animate guru Joseph Labrecque.
Mr. Labrecque conducted a paid Animate CC workshop at the Adobe MAX conference this month, and is now making the class’s training materials available to the general public completely free of charge. This special offer includes the main 59-page course workbook together with 9 MB of sample working assets, all of which you can download for free here.
Here is the overview description of this course:
Discover how to get started creating engaging animated and interactive content across multiple platforms in this hands-on lab exploring the professional tools in Adobe Animate CC. You’ll walk away with a solid foundation you can apply to your own projects. Joseph Labrecque, interactive content designer and developer, will show you how to:
- Use the rich capabilities of Animate to create an assortment of assets and animations,
- Take advantage of time-tested tips and techniques that let you work fast and produce compelling content for your projects,
- Make your content interactive by leveraging simple code features within Animate,
- Push the creative envelope using the latest new features in Animate.
You can download this guidebook in PDF format via the link given below. The full digital book is about 24 MB in size, and the accompanying workshop assets are 9 MB:
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You’ll need Animate CC to complete everything as outlined in the book. If you don’t have the software yet, just download a free working trial for any CC 2019 product for Windows or Mac (or try the complete Creative Cloud) – then install and start right away. With Animate CC, you can publish your content in HTML5, WebGL, video, VR, animated GIF, SWF, AIR, and more.
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If you prefer video training instead (or in addition), then check out the free Adobe Learn Series for Animate. For more free video courses on many different tools and topics, see 120 Hours of Training and Tutorials from the MAX conference.
And to continue learning, don’t miss dozens more free books for many Adobe products, covering recent versions of all major applications… This large collection includes the official Adobe user manuals, which are comprehensive in size and scope!
Go Farther with Animate
To bring your Animate skills to the next level, try this excellent Adobe Animate Essential Training course from Lynda.com… It’s a premium-level class – so not free – but Lynda.com does offer a free 30-day trial during which you can watch or take any courses you want at no cost:
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