Learn Adobe Animate CC for Multiplatform Animations Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-06-12
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press

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Knowing the industry-standard animation and interactivity tool Adobe Animate CC can help you get a foothold in the exciting web design and mobile app-development world. Learn Animate CC by building cool creative projects that will teach you how to: 

  • Design and animate vector artwork 
  • Compose an animated greeting card using HTML5 
  • Build a promotional video with text and images animated in 3D 
  • Build an interactive poem generator using JavaScript 
  • Construct a working digital clock using ActionScript 
  • Design and code an interactive quiz for mobile devices  

This study guide uses video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career designing and building multiplatform animations using Adobe Animate CC and lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate certification exam in that field. A mix of 7 project-based lessons, 10 hours of practical videos, and interactive quizzes prepares you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. 


Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to: 

  • Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates 
  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book 

Author Biography

Joseph Labrecque is a creative developer, interactive designer, and educator withover 15 years of experience building expressive web, desktop, and mobile solutions. He regularly teaches classes on Animate CC, web animation, graphics production, and mobile application design for the University of Denver, where he is also employed as a senior interactive software engineer. Joseph is also the principal of Fractured Vision Media, LLC, a digital media production company, technical consultancy, and distribution vehicle for a variety of creative works. He is founder and sole member of the studio recording project: An Early Morning Letter, Displaced. Over the past decade, Joseph has authored a number of books, articles, and courses on design and development technologies, tools, and concepts through publishers such as Adobe Press, Peachpit Press, Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight, and more. He is an Adobe Education Leader (AEL) and Adobe Community Professional. He received the Adobe Education Impact Award in 2010 and serves on the AEL Advisory Board. Joseph regularly speaks about Animate CC and related topics at conferences such as Adobe MAX and is eager to share his expertise in venues both large and small.


Rob Schwartz (author of Chapters 10 and 11) is an award-winning teacher with 20 years of experience in technical education. In addition to holding several Adobe Certified Associate certifications, Rob is an Adobe Certified Instructor. As an Adobe Education Leader, Rob won the prestigious Impact Award from Adobe, and in 2010 he ran the Top Certifying Academic Center for the Adobe certification exams and was named #1 Instructor Worldwide in the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship. Rob gives presentations worldwide about Adobe certifications. Find out more about Rob at his online curriculum website: brainbuffet.com.

Table of Contents

Getting Started

1 Welcome!

2 Design a Vector Animation

3 Construct an Animated Image

4 Compose an Animated HTML5 Greeting

5 Generate a Promotional Video

6 Build a Poem Generator

7 Tick-Tock…Build a Virtual Clock

8 Develop a Mobile Quiz App

9 Wrapping It Up!

10 Leveling Up with Design (online)

11 Working with Outsiders (online)

ACA Objectives Covered


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