During December of last year, I took part in Adobe Generation. A series of 5 courses each taking place over roughly 5 weeks. Adobe Generation is - in a nut shell - a new concept enabling people to try Creative Cloud (Adobe's new subscription service for their software) whilst the tutors are teaching you how to use the software. Signing up for Creative Cloud gives you 30 days to trial the entire library of software for free and then if you wish to purchase a monthly subscription you can do. In my eye's, it was a great bit of marketing to get a younger generation into the Adobe software. Teaching them something, in hope of a sale for their service.
The course I finished, Photo Imaging, was all about Photography and Photoshop; mainly the basics. Each week the tutors gave us weekly creative challenges to do, introduced guest speakers from various different photography fields, produced Photoshop tutorials and talked about photography in general. Each live class was around an hour and a half, which was enough time to fit in a vast amount of information. The classes were really inspiring, especially the guest speakers who discussed their specific photography field - I found and particularly interesting, as their industries are what I would most like to dabble in.
Sadly the Photo Imaging course has finished, however, the Animation course is currently running and is still available to enroll in if you want to catch up. The courses to follow are Video, Games Design and App Design. What's great about these courses is that you get a certificate upon completion of the course you are doing. I received my certificate for Photo Imaging around 2 weeks after I finished the course which is great. Better still, these courses are completely free. Yes, FREE!
I would highly recommended enrolling on these courses, even if you know a lot about the software, they are super information and definitely makes you a lot more creative and motivated. I am an expert (or not far off) in Photoshop and I found the course really inspiring.