Illustrator artwork, vector graphics for use in Animation
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    Animate Course
  • Animate course Flash cover
    Create animations with sound, video, interaction and much more
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    Create animations for banners, presentations, apps and video
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    Fluid animations for websites, news letters and other media

Animate Course, formerly known as Flash, create stunning and fun animations for interfaces, presentations and videos


Animate Course: create animations with fine design options. Webdesigners are often asked to perform more than common tasks. Not only will they have to build websites, many clients expect them to do more such as creating interactive animations that contain sound and video. With Animate you can meet those expectations.

During this Animate course you will design elements for animations. Animate using the timeline, use masks and scrips and create an attractive animation. Animate is also used to create apps for iPhone, iPad and other platforms. It is also used to create animations that can then be integrated into video. During this course you will create animations using the many Animate options. And of course, you will also add interactivity.

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Create animations with Animate

During this course you will first get to know the different elements that can be part of your animations. It is very important to know how to create these elements and how to manipulate and edit them: you are going to animate them later and should be prepared for the reactions of an object in Flash.

After you know how to create and edit all the different elements we shall move on to animating itself. At the end of the course you will be able to create an animation from scratch. You will know how to add sound and interactivity as well as scripts.

Animate and you

This course is perfect if you need learn how to write HTML and CSS code and learn how to create designs for web pages and news letters.

More webdesign? See if you find something you like, there is a lot to choose from, have a look at the webdesign courses.

Animate Course
Lesson 1

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Colour and first designs
Organising and proportion

During the first lesson you are going to create the different objects you need in Animate. You will create flat and multi-layered objects.

You will use the first tools to transform objects to be able to create artwork in Animate. And you will create the first illustrations that will be at the heart of all your animations.

You will place different types of objects to understand what you can use later, when you create animations. You will look at their specifications to later quickly adjust them to get exactly the elements you need.

Using the menus and panels
The view opitions
The artboard, the stage
Colour settings
File settings
The first designs
Order and space
Colour fills, solids, gradients
Using patterns

Animate Course
Lesson 2

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Timeline, frames, keyframes & tweens

As a Animate animator you will have to be able to create objects and free artwork. This will have to be animated.

To know how to draw in Animate is an exciting skill and will make your animations even more personal. So you will create special elements using trace functions and bitmap adjustments to get exactly what you need.

Since Animate allows you to use different types of content it's a good idea to have a look at this content. This will help you understand what you can use later. It will show you what the pros and cons of each type can be.

Using drawing tools
Using fill tools
Transformation options
Adjusting stroke settings
Importing images
Difference between raster and vector
Limitations of raster images
Tracing images
Special transformations

Animate Course
Lesson 3

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Timeline, frames, keyframes & tweens

During this Animate Course lesson you will start animating. We will address the differences that may occur as you select different options for the animations and objects.

You are going to create animations, publish them and edit them. This first animation lesson requires you to create your own objects using the tools that were addressed during the first lessons.

You will use the firsst 'Tween' types to create fluid animations. You will learn what to pay attention to when you check animations and learn about framerate and clever uses of animation settings.

Understanding layers
A nimation techniques
Using the timeline
Timeline settings
Using tweens
Using frames
Using keyframes
Layers and classic settings
Exporting an animation

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Lesson 4

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Advanced animation techniques
Library, symbols and actors

During this lesson you learn how to keep animations managable. You create a library of symbols and learn about the difference between Animate elements. You animate using the library to understand how you can keep animations light, consistent and easy to manage.

At the end of the lesson you will be able to create a more controlled animation from scratch. You will know the techniques and functions that you will need each day as an Animate animator. 

Understanding symbols and instances
Creating symbols
Placing instances
Comparing elements
Animated and static symbols
Extra tools for special designs
Different animation techniques

Animate Course
Lesson 5

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Using ActionScript

As time progresses you will want visitors to interact with the animation. During this lesson of the Animate Course you will learn how to add this functionality: you will add scripts. You add buttons, for instance, but other elements on stage can be made interactive as well.

More techniques for animations are addressed such as masking and special effects for your animation objects. This helps you make your animations look even more special.

Bitmaps with special settings
Filter methods and management
Using masks
Animated masks
Animated mask content
The first ActionScript
Creating links and functions

Animate Course
Lesson 6

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Sound in Animate
Extra animation options

During this lesson of the Animate Course you work with sound. You integrate sound into your animations. Adding sound to different portions of your animations and even stopping and starting sound on demand will be addressed.

After this we address more tools such as the 'Bone Tool' that allows for complex and natural animations. Combined with all you learned so far you will be able to create animations for use on different platforms.

Clever use of sound
Sound in movie clips
Sound in the timeline
Creating consecutive animations
Using the 'Bone' tool
Realistic motion
Fluid animations

Test lesson of your course or education module

The test lesson

Regular tests
The last lesson of your course or education module is the test lesson. This is attended separately from the group. You will do a few exercises that require the knowledge and new skills you acquired during this training.

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Since these tests are quite extensive you do these at home. You send in your work at the appointed time and will receive tips and input to adjust things to make your design more professional.


Tests at LearningTrain
If the test takes place at LearningTrain your work will be evaluated after you finished your test.
If you sent in all required homework and the final test results are good you will receive the certificate.

Tests from home
Tests you make at  home or work will be evaluated on appointment
If you sent in all required homework and the final test results are good you you can come over to pick up your certificate.

When is the test?

With individual courses
The test should be scheduled within a month after the last lesson.

With educations
You can schedule the tests during the educaiton but you can also do all the courses at the end of the education, allowing you to have lots of time to practise. This way you use the entire runtime of the education to let things sink in. Schedule your tests within two months after your last lesson.

Questions about this course

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1 month courses & modules

These courses are usually in Dutch although English is possible. We always check with the enrolling students and switch to English, if this is possible. Most Dutch are welcoming expats so English is often possible.

2 days courses & modules

These courses are usually possible in English since lots of expats have busy jobs or families and don't want to arrange traveling too many times. We do always check with enrolled students if English is fine, this is usually the case. It is also possible to start a new 2-days group for English speaking students.


Do you want personal training?

In that case you will get training in English if you prefer. The course will be booked for you and one fellow-student max who will speak English as well.

Group training 1 month

6 lessons +
1 personal test lesson on appointment

Runtime 1 month per module +
Test on appointment
Practise week after each lesson

Group training 2 days

2 days of 3 lessons +
1 personal test lesson on appointment
Practise week after each lesson

Runtime 2 weeks per module +
Test on appointment
1 extra homework week is possible

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Do you want personal training?

You have class with one fellow student max.
We combine 2 lessons each time, the resulting runtime is 3 weeks.

Group training 1 month

Single group lessons: 1:45 / 2 hours
Combined lessons: ± 3 hours

Group training 2 days

Two days from:
10:00 - 15:00 hours or
15:00 - 20:00 hours

Personal training

We combine two lessons into 3 hours lessons.

Personal reserved course
Lessons can be combined or booked individually.

Single lessons 1:30 hours
Combined lessons: 3 hours

Homework with this course

Homework after each lesson
You will receive homework each week. Making this homework takes about 12 hours per week in total. If you only do the required assignments you will need about 5 hours per week to do your homework during this course.

When do I send in homework?
You have a week to make your homework: you send it in in the week following your lesson so your teacher can evaluate your work.

Homework correction & questions

Homework correction
Your teacher reserves time each week to correct and evaluate your work. You will receive corrections and tips, if necessary. There are guide lines to send in your work: you will receive them during your first lesson.

Answering questions
About 12/15 minutes are reserved for questions at the start of each lesson. This allows your fellow students to learn from your questions and the answers.

Software installation tips
About Adobe software

Needed during class

  • A notebook and pen
  • Your laptop (if you don't have one you can use one of our computers)
  • If you bring your laptop, the software for your course should be installed
  • Practising material: when you enroll specify whether or not you use your own laptop so you can install practising material in advance.

Please note the software for your course should be installed before class, there is no time to install it during class and this would mean you wouldn't be able to do the exercises.

Needed to make homework

  • If software is needed during your course you can buy it or download a trial.
  • A computer (preferably desktop).
  • Optional: a Wacom tablet to design more freely. Attention: for some Wacom functions you really need the legal Adobe software.

This course includes

  • Course fees
  • Syllabus
  • Test
  • Extra practise time to prepare for your test (one month max)
  • Digital or printed books with exercises, homework and a recap of what was addressed
  • Extra assignments and tools for which there is not enough time during class
  • Extra telephone and email support in between lessons
  • Homework
  • Homework correction
  • A week aftercare

And the software?

You take care of the software yourself, as Adobe Preferred Partner we can only sell multi licenses and seats to companies.
You either buy the software or install a trial.

If you already own Adobe software there is no need to purchase the subscription based Cloud applications. The following suites are still perfectly usable:

Creative Suite CS4 through CS6

Prior knowledge

You don't need to know anything about Flash yet. You will learn everything from scratch and can join this course even if you have never used any Adobe software in your life. You will learn all you need to know and will soon be able to do exercises and design animations.

Handy computer skills

It is a good idea to be handy using your computer.

This means you can install programs (you will have to install software most times) and you can organise, monitor and manage your folders and files.

Group course

Regular runtime
1 month
+ personal test lesson

€ 825,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 998,25 including 21% BTW

2-days runtime
2 full days with 3 lessons
+ personal test lesson

€    950,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.149,50 including 21% BTW

Personal course, 2 pers. max

Regular runtime
3 weeks
+ personal test lesson

€ 1.195,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.445,95 including 21% BTW

2-days runtime
2 full days with 3 lessons
+ personal test lesson

€ 1.600,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.936,00 including 21% BTW


Do you need to be trained on your own?

In that case special schedules are possible. You can combined more lessons, or attend them at a special pace.

Personal AND reserved training (1 pers. max)

€ 2.400,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 2.904,00 including 21% BTW


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Net klaar

Ik ben net klaar en wat was dit moeilijk maar vreselijk leuk! Doorbijten en plezier met de animaties in Animate.
Reina de H

Animatie basics

Deze cursus is erg handig om de basics van animaties te leren en heel wat meer. Hoewel Flash er misschien uitgaat is deze cursus waardevol want ik pik alles wat ik leerde snel op in andere programma's waarin je ook met frames en keyframes werkt. Heel fijn dus, maakt me flexibel.
Hans de R.


Ik vond deze cursus goed te doen en het maakte zelfs maskers en dergelijke makkelijk. Je gaat al vrij snel animeren dus er is volop de tijd om vragen te laten rijzen. In de loop van de cursus werden al mijn vragen beantwoord. Je leert tekenen in Flash en die tekeningen animeren. Ik animeer nu voor ons bedrijf de banners van klanten. Dat maakt het net een tikkie gelikter.
Step J.

Voor onze school

@Hero ik moet nog steeds om je lachen. Het was een feest om naast je te zitten. En ik maak momenteel de animaties voor de school website, voor de kinders. Heel leuk. Bedankt en het was inderdaad een goeie cursus.
Tonne G.

Your material!

Guys, great job. Baffled by your material! Never seen stuff so complete. I'll miss school, seriously considering doing Illustrator, sounds like a real valuable extra.


Er is geen vervolgcursus van Animate bij jullie, toch? Maar ik wil wel met de programmeur iets afspreken voor meer scripts. Ik boek binnenkort wat dagen! Ik mis de lessen, het was heel leuk.
L. Meijer


Ik heb banners gemaakt voor ons bedrijf. De website ziet er nu een stuk aantrekkelijker uit. Bedankt voor alles en zoals 'Shark' zei: inderdaad erg compleet lesmateriaal, soms wel heel veel maar beter dan niet genoeg. Ga zo door! Misschien doe ik trouwens ook wel Illustrator.
Myra J.

Op de website!

Werkelijk fan-tas-tisch! Wat een ontzettend fijne cursus. Ik dacht dat jullie met dat duffe Adobe boek zouden werken. Maar nee. De eerste animatie staat op de website!
Hero de Jong


Cool allemaal, thanx. Ik kan alles in Animate maken nu, alle xml bestanden ingevoegd, links en acties sluiten allemaal aan. Nu naar de programmeur.
Peter D.


Zoals een eerdere al schreef: werkelijk fantastisch. Ik heb de schoolsite geupdate en er een animatie in geplaatst. Zelfs mijn aquarium huiswerk vindt gretig aftrek bij de leerlingen. Ik ben heel blij met de cursus.
Annemieke J.

Questions about webdesign

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Webdesign & Photoshop

Combine web design with Photoshop!

Without Photoshop webdesign is more difficult. In Photoshop you edit images, you crop them or isolate elements. Tricks with text and even restoration: Photoshop is almost necessary.

Photoshop can even be used to design the entire website. You combine images and add text to create the example and then use Dreamweaver to build the website. It is a good idea to know how to use Photoshop and not have to depend on others.

Webdesign & Illustrator

Illustrator webdesign icons download buttons

Illustrator is a fantastic program to design websites. This is often done in Photoshop but this is mostly due to the fact Illustrator is less well known. Icons and buttons too are usually designed in Illustrator.

All buttons, special illustrations and even the background images you see on this website have been created by us in Illustrator. Illustrator allows you to create graphics that will scale perfectly and that are light and crisp.

Webdesign & Graphic Design

Webdesign en Grafisch ontwerpen

As a graphic designer you will often be asked to design a website. Not only that, your clients may like you to build it for them as well. A good idea to learn how to do that.

You can combine your great graphic design skills to create the most stunning website designs. The two worlds meet, be part of it and start creating websites now.

Webdesign & Animate

As a web designer your clients will often ask you to create an animated banner. Knowledge of Animate is crucial as a webdesigner. You can create animations that can not only be used on websites but on presentations on a company's intranet, or even in PowerPoint.

Animate course

Webdesign & apps

Animate is not only used for animations: it is also used to create apps. And apps are hot, you will need to know Animate to design. That being said though, Adobe has developed a new application. A new course will appear for this somewhere in 2019.

Webdesign & SEO

Search Engine Optimization is a crucial part of being a web developer but it may not yet be one of your skills. If you are not expected to optimize your client's websites, don't bother learning it since it takes a lot of time and research to keep your skills up to date. But if you want to offer SEO services, you will have to learn how to do that.