No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Photoshop can be intimidating when you first start to explore the multitude of options available to enhance your images. But I bet that if you remember back to the first time you picked up your camera, you might have felt the same sense of apprehension about all of the dials and menus that you had to choose from. It might have taken a little practice for you to master f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO, but you did it, knowing that mastering those variables would enable you to capture the images that you see.
Photoshop has a similar powerful combination: selections, adjustment layers, and masking. ...