John Watson of Photodoto walks us through a typical workflow of his photo editing techniques-
"I really enjoy the process of editing a photo. Each one is different. And it can be a lot of fun playing with ideas, colors, highlighting this area, downplaying another. A single photo really does have a lot of possibilities depending on what you do with it. But I’ll often make a photograph knowing in advance the edits I’ll need to make to “develop” it. Ready in 3 minutes was such a photo."
Read Anatomy of a photo edit: Ready in 3 minutes