I try to stay out of Photoshop as much as possible. Why? Because Photoshop is like an addictive habit and once I am in there, I will spend way too much time on a photograph. So, my general rule of thumb is to only go into Photoshop when someone is paying me to do so.
So, that means that when I have an image that needs just a little bit of help, some of the localized adjustments that I used to do in Photoshop, I must do somewhere else. I can do most of them in Lightroom, without having to open Photoshop, and as a bonus, they are all sync-able from one image to the next.
In this video tutorial, I go through the process of working on an image with the adjustment brush to fix and enhance the image without ever going into photoshop.
Enjoy. For more photography and Lightroom tips, go to jaredplattworkshops.com.