Many people regard photoshop use as " Cheating " well heres the tuth , the only cheating in photography is when you point and shoot on auto and allow the camera to do the work ? but if you shoot RAW ( digi negs ) then you are using the camera on manual settings so photoshop is the new darkroom to convert RAW files , so in other words if you point and shoot on Auto , that IS cheating .
Many people look at an image and say " not natural over manipulated " well heres the truth the most unnatural over manipulated images on the planet are ,yes , the simple and loved standard Black n White ! i dont think anyone has ever seen a black n white person or building ? unless your a dog perhaps .
there are two kinds of people in life those who can and do , and those who cant and criticise !