The reason I keep saying "Adobe Flash Pro/Animate" is because if I said "Adobe Flash", or simply "Flash", some people might think I was referring to Adobe Flash Player. I want to avoid any ambiguity.
Adobe Animate is a rebranding of Adobe Flash Pro.
I should have learned how to use Adobe Flash Pro/Animate a long time ago but I didn't.
I should have learned how to use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop and Quarkxpress a long time ago but didn't.
I was told years ago if I want to produce animation and comics I should get and learn these four programs.
I just basically want to learn how to properly make simple animations and comics and make money off of them online.
By "simple" cartoons and comics I mean regular-looking 2-D cartoons and comics.
I might be interested to learn how to add lighting and shading elements to make 2-D cartoons and comics look 3-D not actually make 3-D stuff.