My latest guest post, Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush Essentials, is up on Photofocus, and I’ve rounded up the ten most important things you need to know about using the Adjustment Brush. The information applies to both Lightroom 2 and Lightroom 3 Beta.

Here’s an extra tip I find really useful, when I am first using the Adjustment Brush to apply any setting I prefer to start with all sliders zeroed out and the mask overlay visible. This way I can just focus on applying the brush strokes to the right part of the image. Once the brush strokes have been applied I’ll hide the overlay and work on tweaking the settings as needed. The non-destructive editing capability of the Adjustment Brush is one of its most useful features, so don’t be afraid to experiment. You don’t need to get it right the first time!