A distracting background can seriously detract from even the most beautiful or interesting subject. But, with a little help from Photoshop, it's possible to take the edge off of an annoyingly cluttered image.
Photographers have lots of tricks for dealing with clutter and other unwanted picture elements. You can, for example, set a large aperture to defocus the fore- or background. Or, by brightly lighting a foreground subject, you can set exposures to darken background mess until it essentially disappears.