New Beginner User Issues TS/C

HI all. Please forgive me if my questions seem dumb, but i am 13 and trying to self teach myself through online tutorials.
I am having two issues which hopefully someone can help me resolve. I am using BorisFX continuum with adobe premiere pro and adobe after effects on my windows 10 laptop.

#1: I am also attempting the sports graphic tutorial series found here: https://borisfx.com/videos/title-studio-sports-graphics-01-starting-out/
The problem I am having here is that my composite window doesn’t seem to be big enough for my rings for me to see all and work on.

#2: I am attempting the blow away text tutorial found here: https://borisfx.com/videos/continuum-blow-text-away-with-particle-illusion/
each time I try to open particle illusion, after effects freezes up and says not responding. I have the latest versions of adobe and continuum programs. Any ideas on this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated guys.
Thanks