If you get stuck with blender these are some great places to look:
superboy tutorials on youtube
it is really worthwhile registering for a user name on www.blenderartists.com as this has the best range of tutorials and discussions about 3d in blender. A username lets you easliy search the forum and it's archives.
The CG society has some great discussions on 3D effects and design, and is highly reccomended.
All these sites are on the freelist but links to external images may use quota.
The best advice i can give is: all the information you need is available you just need to do your research