3-D navagation help

i have done 2 tutorials on the blender.org site and its like when they press 1 in the tutorial i press 1 and it does the same view but opposite and when they first open blender in tutorial they start in the opposite view? also the problem im having is the making mountain tutorial by using cloud texture, the mountains go down instead of up

The information you have given us is too vague. A link to the tutorial giving you problems would help.

If you are using a texture to displace a surface (bump mapping), try inverting the texture channel. Else try flipping the plane’s surface normals.

Hope this helps.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/How_to_Do_Procedural_Landscape_Modeling thts the link, i press noise but the mountains come from the bottom of the grid