Modern photography is an evolving, exciting, and intimidating hobby that is largely treated as a convenience. It's much easier to fire off some flash shots than it is to manipulate a scene in a truly pleasing way. To make things more difficult, in addition to a great eye for situation and concept, photographers also need powerful computers, imaging software, and some degree of technological expertise - all in addition to the gear inside their camera bags.
If you're a hobbyist trying to produce clean, professional looking pictures - or someone who's simply curious and just pressing buttons - it can be very difficult to nail down satisfying results.
This Photoshop tutorial is a primer to get you cranking out stunning images right now. What it won't do is cover the basic functions of your camera - there are sites all over the web providing proper introductions to gear. This is a very specific software solution that some photographers have used to harness a difficult variable: uncontrollable light.