So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard to see the whole picture, not that they aren't good resources to learn from, quite the contrary. That is why in these two articles I’ll edit a portrait from my latest shoot from the beginning to the end. A complete edit. In the meantime, each technique which I will be using will be linked to an article (if available) about it.
I will take a leap of faith and guess that you already know how to import images in Lightroom and that you have done that already. Now I have my images imported, filtered through and I’ve flagged the ones I like. I will be editing this image: