I've done all the steps. Deleting photos from the photostream folder on my computer and iPad. Turning off photostream on the iPad. Resetting my photostream on iCloud. It still hasn't cleared the photos and decreased the amount of data used up on iCloud. If you ask me this is all just a ploy to get people to buy more storage on iCloud.
How about photos and videos in the Camera Roll. Do those some how end up on iCloud?
Just found the problem. I turned off Camera Roll for backup in the Manage Storage settings for iCloud on my iPad. Cleared the info right off iCloud. I think I'll just use Dropbox to move my data around and backup. Much more customizable. I love my iPad but things like iCloud and iTunes just takes away from the experience sometimes.