Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski.

When Lightroom 5 released, Adobe made it so the Spot Removal tool was actually a brush. Before LR5, it was simply just a circle. All you could do was remove tiny spots (and maybe some larger spots if you were creative). But in LR5, now you can brush just like you could with any other brush, and it makes for a great retouching tool. But theres two key tips that help out a lot in making it a better tool for retouching. Lets take a look:

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