I don't do much post editing other than pushing vibrance and sharpening. and an occasional clone someone out of the scene, but I too am saving the notes and look forward to trying some of these options... Thanks again..jp
This thread seems to have gone dormant. That's a shame. I'm sure we've all got tweeks that we use regularly and could help others.
In PS go to Image/Adjustments/Levels. Then select the 3 primary colours in turn fom the drop-down menu. In each move the sliders to the beginning and the end of the histogram (you'll usually find a section of white either side of the histogram). Don't worry about what it's doing to your image until you've done all 3 colours. Select OK and look at your image which will now be much more vibrant. You may have to go back and tweek the odd colour, but I often find this does the lot.
The day you think you've found perfection is the day you stop looking, then someone else will find it and move in front of you.