Don't be afraid of Photoshop treat is as a toy play with it, read and watch tutorials, frequent this forum. You will get very comfortable with Photoshop and learning will become easier and quicker. All of Photoshop will never be intuitive. PLAY with Photoshop it a great toy. It Has some bugs you may need to work around. The more you do in Photoshop the more bugs you may get bitten by. Some user nevet get bitten with what they do with Photoshop. Photoshop is huge no one usese all of Photoshop. Not even Adobe and the keep add to the pile.
I would advice you to go through the Adobe Official Press-book known as Classroom in a book for Photoshop CC 2017- Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) | Peachpit..
This book is great to get started with photoshop with step by step learning going from basic to advance level. And as JJMack mentioned you should play with the software, do random stuff & explore it, you will learn a lot.
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Please do not try skipping the basics. You need to know basics. Without a good foundation your learning will be on a very poor foundation. Making learning difficult.