Here is my shameless plug to get a dog. I learned a lot of the basics about Photoshop, a real foundational project. I learned about putting the text tool along the boarder of a shape to write along the edge. I learned how to use different layers and put a foreground and background image in place. I also started to learn how to use the layering mask. I need to spend more time on these to really get them down but I was able to complete a basic project and attempt to convince my girlfriend into a puppy in the future.