We've already covered most of the technical foundations that you need to understand to underpin your creative photography. Some maybe seem boring or complicated and frustrating, but stick at it. And now we get to move onto the fun, more creative stuff. The stuff that makes an image good. Or great. Plus a little more technical (sorry!).
As photographers we get to decide what to include in each image. And, just as importantly, what to exclude. We can, or at least might be able to, remove distractions. Over to Ted Forbes again:
Post Processing Introduction
RAW vs JPEG
Post Processing: Basic Corrections
Post Processing: Choosing Software
Post Processing: Dodge & Burn