I'm just beginning the long, steep climb of starting to learn PS, guided by Martin Evening's book (which was doubly recommended here)
One of the things I know I'll need PS for is cloning (or patching) out distracting elements in pictures, which can't be eliminated in the original...
An example of is in photographs at a music-dance performance in April. I was fairly close to the stage to one side, with little opportunity to move around, as that would have disrupted the performance. I got some reasonable pictures, but from where I was standing there is a very bright red fire extinguisher at the far end of the stage, which is very distracting.
It's not in the same place within the frame in each image so as far as I know, I'll need to clone it out from each image... quite a laborious process, especially as I'm very new at this, so still learning how best to do this on each image anyway. Is there a quicker way, though..?