I'm 100% new to after effects. I plan to take some begininer classes at my local JC to learn it. I recently downloaded the trial of CS 5.5 and thought my photoshop knowledge would help a bit when it comes to the tools area, well not really the case. I really want to learn this program a bit more before I buy it, as we know it's not cheap. I use Final Cut, hopefully FCX will work well with AE. To my point, I have been searching for intros for beginners, and most versions on the net are CS 4 sometimes CS 3. A lot of the intros are on Windows, but that never hurt while learning a program, such as photoshop when I need help, but having trouble with AE. I would assume CS 4 and 3 would have the same basic functions, right now I'm working with color correction, trying to change a shirt color, well I followed the steps from CS 3 and it didn't work, tried many times and watched it many times with no success. I never followed Adobe like other programs, so maybe they changed the program a lot. I just figured theybwould add things and make things better. Maybe there's something I missed. I know it's a huge program, but I would like to create something simple and cool before my trial is up. First I tried an old video shot from MiniDv, thought I should use something shot in 720, so I grabbed a snip of video from my iPhone, thinking it was short and would be simple...Could the iPhone video not work right in AE? Does anyone know a free website or YouTube link that would help me out? Time is clicking away each day, I know I won't learn to much, just want to see how AE can help my design work, well film work mainly. I found one good site on YouTube, Mac CS 5 tutorial, except it's really basic and stops at a very simple text tutorial. The kid was doing well until he stopped making videos at simple text. The class I want is not until fall, and I have time on my hands at the moment. I already have my bachelors, so it will be nice to take a class where grades are not very important, I just want to learn the program, hopefully no tests, lol.