It's not "Photoshop Basics", it's a basic PHOTO CLEAN UP TUTORIAL so I more or less assume that you know of the interface and your way around Photoshop. Things like, opening your file, what layers are for, and the palettes and the customizability of each of the tools. (That basically, each tool has a lot of settings under it)
we don't want it to look fake if we can still help it.
UNLESS the effect you want is surrealism or that you think negative clarity (an overly blurred face, THERE I said it!) is what you're aiming for, these are things that would lessen too much edit.
Similar to surgery (not to doctors), we don't want it to look fake if we can still help it.
So! I hope you're looking forward to this tutorial. I'll be posting it in the "Kuri Tuts section" soon enough as I've started on it last Saturday.