So you are ready to jump into to learning Laravel but not sure where to start? I wrote a post a few months back with my advice on learning Laravel and that post still applies to v4. But version 5 is now released and all that is deprecated.
Laracasts started a new Laravel 5 fundamentals series, which will take you from
download composer to deploy. Covering all the steps in between.
If you would prefer a book, W. Jason Gilmore has published Easy Laravel 5 which is a hands on approach to building an application. The book features 8 chapters and over 200 pages to help you learn Laravel 5 quickly by building a real world project.
Both of the resources are great and I recommend both.