Forget to mention I am running CS4
> I have spent hours on google searching for tutorials and tips however I am unure of the relevant terminology so failing misrably locating some help.
If you work your way through the learning materials here in order, you'll learn the correct terminology and get a solid grounding in the basics. A scattered approach of googling around isn't generally a successful way of learning software as deep and complex as After Effects.
A big thank you to you both
I will get stuck into this as soon as I have finished the list of doemstic jobs the other half has left today lol!
Thank you again, hugely appreciatted
The scattered approach to searching is certainly frustrating although I must admit I have come across some random stuff which was interesting so was not all in vein. However I am starting a course next month in AE so all is good