Utterly Flummoxed. Where's the switchers guide? (Need help with PS adjustment layers)

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2020-11-19 15:00:59

I am completely new to PP and I'm looking at it to replace PS. I am a photographer and generally make edits of portraits.

Now what I'm used to doing is using an adjustment layer to make edits to my photo. I'd have a layer for blemishes, smoothing, curves and so on.

I'm trying hard to understand this in PP. Do I have to make a selection first, or do I duplicate the whole image and adjust from there?

Also how would I go about making a local adjustment? In PS I would create a layer mask, invert it and use a brush to select where I'd want the edit.

PP needs a switchers guide.