Color Finesse is installed by default with After Effects as part of the normal installation process. With After Effects CS5.5, there is no separate Color Finesse serial number.
Thanks for this I can't understand why Adobe sent me a serial number then. are you saying it is fully integrated or if not where does it appear in the menus? Just for your information I loaded the trial version because Adobe sent me a serial number for cs5 instead of cs5.5 do i need to re-install?
Color Finesse is an effect plug-in. It appears in the Effects & Presets panel, like any other effect. It is not included in the trial version.
In some cases (depending on the suite you purchased) Adobe provides you with an older 32-bit Color Finesse 2.1 serial number (it will start with CFLEx21) so that you can use Color Finesse in the 32-bit AE CS4. This is in case you can't upgrade to a 32-bit OS for some reason.
As Todd said, in CS5.5, not only is Color Finesse automatically installed for you by the Adobe installer, but it also automatically serializes itself so that you don't have to hassle with that.
Honest, we've all been working to try to make it simpler, not more complex!
Thanks for that as I pointed out I installed the trial version because Adobe sent me the wrong serial no. for cs5 not cs5.5 so presumably I was having trouble because of that.