My elephant would probably be deemed tipsy as well.....
Thankfullly the good thing is that you can work on copies until you achieve the look you want.
It is more art than science in some ways but you have to know the tool(s). And practice.
I tend to end up with a jigsaw puzzle look.
Flyfisherman (+1) responded and did his edit on your photograph faster than I could type.
That is a skill level I would like to have.
No not at all.
I'm not that skilled as you think, but I was a little bit short of time.
A few trix however:
In Adobe Photoshop > open the image > create a new layer > work with that layer > Ctrl + to zoom in very hard > use the Cloning stamp > mark the area > clone it > brush it > Ctrl + 0 to get i down before the zooming and check > save as .png without any compression (no distortion to the original image).
That's what I did.
A professional photo editor will of corse curse me for this...hehe.
But I can strongly recommend the free and very powerful equivalent to Adobe Photoshop: GIMP
Almost everything done in Photoshop can be done in Gimp. And it is totally free.
Another thing: the basics are the same in both or in any photo editor s/w.
You are working with layers, tools, effects etc. at the very same way.
There are no difference in that. The menus are different or else the same thing -basically.