Ever since Flash Professional became Animate CC back in February of this year, we’ve had access to the CC Libraries panel. Included within this panel is a direct connection to search against the library of assets included in Adobe Stock. Why would anyone want to search for Stock assets within Animate? For one thing, it’s a great way to throw some ideas together without a lot of commitment. You can use an unlicensed, watermarked version of the assets within your project as a proof-on-concept or to simply try out some new ideas. Later on, when decisions have been made, you can license the asset to use the full-resolution, un-watermarked version in your project, or even replace the unlicensed version with a final asset created by you or your team.
Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes
It’s that time of year again – July means another AEL Summit is upon us. This year, we’ll be meeting in New York City for the North American summit and I’m really looking forward to connecting with other AELs and members of the Adobe Education team! I’m able to give a short talk this year as well – which should be very interesting considering the past 5 years or so…
Surviving Industry Disruption in Higher Education
This talk will explore how industry upheaval can affect institutional teaching and learning systems which make use of technology for media delivery and student interaction. With the tsunami of change introduced by mobile devices, adaptations in streaming technology, preferred file formats, and delivery platforms – there is a lot at stake when considering how systems must adapt to these changes to remain useful and beneficial. How is it possible to not only survive such monumental disruption – but even excel at adapting to the new order… while carefully weaving previous workflows, technologies, and standards into a changed world?
Call-To-Action: Embrace change without killing the past
It’s been a very busy year for me – and the Summer months are no exception to this. I’m hopeful that this summit will also provide some refreshment and additional energy to help me along, as it always seems to do!
Those interested in following along with the AEL Summit this year can keep an eye on #AEL16.
Animate CC is Adobe’s focused animation platform that takes all the best tools from Flash and bundles them with Creative Cloud features. Now it’s better than ever. Learn all about the enhancements in the June 2016 release of Adobe Animate CC with expert Joseph Labrecque. Discover the new advanced import options for Photoshop and Illustrator files, pattern brushes, drawing modes, transparency controls, and responsive design features, as well as publishing improvements such as stage alignment, preloader options, and Flash Player and AIR updates.
Duration: 35 minutes 31 seconds
Produce rich animations for the web and output to virtually any format with Adobe Animate CC. Join Joseph Labrecque as he demonstrates how to create interactive and static graphics for the web. He shows you how to get started with a new project and use the fundamental components of the interface: the panels, the workspace, the stage, the timeline, and the pasteboard. Next, he explores importing AI and PSD files, including leveraging tools that allow you to modify imported content. Then, he walks you through working with text, drawing shapes, creating vector objects, and maintaining these assets in an organized library. Of course, this course wouldn’t be complete without a breakdown of essential animation features. So, you’ll get to see how to use the timeline, add motion or shape tweens, code interactive buttons, and finally publish to various formats.
Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes