I took a 3-day Adobe After Effects class last week, and it was absolutely amazing!! After the first day, I spent about half an hour that evening getting to know the interface on my own. I used this picture (below) of my friends’ baby, used a mask to outline the flower, a tint filter to make the rest of the image black and white, and keyframed the mask path for the text layer.
By the way, I STRONGLY recommend Sterling Ledet & Associates for this type of training. This is the third class I’ve taken there, and it is definitely worth the money!!