Animation from Scratch with Adobe Animate

A course by Josep Bernaus , Animator

Animator. London, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2009

Learn to master the art of comical animation and storytelling

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (314)
  • 5481 students

Learn to master the art of comical animation and storytelling

A course by Josep Bernaus

Josep Bernaus is a 2D animator and has worked on animation series and advertising projects for major clients such as the BBC, CNN, or TVE. However, he has never put aside his personal projects, which have always been focused on humor as a means of telling a story through animation.

In this online course, he teaches you how to tackle small 2D animation projects with Adobe Animate, creating your own characters and making them the protagonists of funny stories based on your ideas.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 20 downloads

Games and creativity
10 minutes, 38 seconds
Humor and ideas
6 minutes, 27 seconds
3 minutes, 27 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (314)
  • 5481 students
  • 24 lessons (4h 31m)
  • 20 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create an animated comedy sketch from your own ideas using Adobe Animate.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, animators, character creators, and anyone who enjoys humor and is looking to bring their ideas to life.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Adobe Animate, After Effects, and animation is required. In addition, you must have access to a computer with Adobe Animate and After Effects installed.

You also need paper and pencil to make the sketches of your animation and it is recommended to have a graphics tablet for the digital part of the course.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


5481 Students
314 Reviews
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Josep Bernaus

A course by Josep Bernaus

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Josep Bernaus has worked as a 2D animator at a number of studios across Spain and the UK to bring life to animation and advertising projects for big-name clients including the BBC, CNN, and Televisión Española.

He is a huge fan of animated transformations and is never happier than when creating liquids in motion. His greatest passion, however, is animating characters and making the protagonists of scenes and comics.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Why do personal projects?

    • Reasons and what to do
    • Games and creativity
  • U3


    • Humor and ideas
    • Staging
    • The center of attention and unexpected turns
    • Structure
  • U4

    Production at Adobe Animate

    • Some useful commands in Animate I
    • Some useful commands in Animate II
    • Summary: how a production is organized in Animate
    • The idea and the storyboard
    • Animatic
    • Character design and background
    • Rig I
    • Rig II
    • Poses I
    • Poses II
    • Animation: cycle walk entry I
    • Animation: cycle walk entry II
    • Animation: poses and reactions I
    • Animation: poses and reactions II
    • Animation: exit of the character from the scenario
    • Export by layers and composition in After Effects
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animation from scratch with Adobe Animate

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Animation from Scratch with Adobe Animate. 3D, and Animation course by Josep Bernaus

Animation from Scratch with Adobe Animate

A course by Josep Bernaus
Animator. London, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2009
  • 97% positive reviews (314)
  • 5481 students