In the Internet era, online advertising has become an important part of all campaigns that wish to reach a great number of users. In order to be successful, you must make sure that the banners you use look professional.

Animation Workshop is a program that was designed to help you put together a wide range of animations in just a few minutes.

The app has a simple interface, with only a few buttons. A project can contain images, text messages, animations, a background and additional frames.

First, the size of the canvas must be defined by editing the width and height of the header. A background type needs to be selected from a drop-down menu. This can be a particular color, a gradient or an image. The software supports a few file formats, such as JPEG, BMP, GIF, PCX, TGA and PNG.

Animation frames can also be added to the banner. In order to do this, a GIF file must be loaded. The item’s position is easily adjustable to any spot on the canvas.

Text messages are easy to add to the project. A long list of font styles is available to choose from. The words can be displayed over a transparent or colored background. Also, there are some available effects, such as “Outline”, “Highlight” and “Shadow”.

When the job is completed, the animation can be exported to one of the supported file formats, such as GIF, MNG, AVI, MOV or SWF.

All in all, Animation Workshop is a nice program that is extremely easy to use. However, inexperienced users might need a little time to discover all the available functions.