When I work with photos organize them average hue/saturation,levels and add some stuff like mosss and light. I always want to have some points to way back, thats why I have some many layers. Sometimes when I take break and sit up again I want to correct mistakes or change something thats why masking and grouping layers is so good usefull. This project has 286 layers but some of them its just triglled off bec I have chenge conception or composition.
P.S I like Ur "Bam! now put this in" it is really works in this way