I raised my hat to all those who do post processing work on photos. At times people criticize your work that it is overly done or not so professional and the like. My post processing arsenal is only made of Lightroom 3.6 and free software Paint.net. I just did a single photo to clean out the rest of the background and really it takes time and effort just to have it really nice and done before making another use of the image.
Check out one of my self-portrait photo which I did post process first before doing some other photo editing tricks.
Post processed – removed background
Black and white usually used in newspaper