Check out the classroom for lots of useful pointers and be sure to post issues on the forum for some good feedback. Pictures and videos posted give the rest of us a "view" of your progress so we can praise you and supoort. Welcome to the academy, you have come to a great site!
Sounds like you've come to the right place. Check out the classroom, it's a great resource to get started. If you encounter any problems or have any questions just jump in and post and everyone here is so nice and helpful.