So I am in no way a photographer. I am primarily a graphic designer and video editor. I use Photoshop and premier.
But I did invest in a cannon hd camera and will occasionally be taking photos. I will want to do basic touch ups?
For my general purposes which won't be too advanced, can I use photo shop for this?
Or should 'I use lightroom?
I am sure lightroom is a great photo editing program, but I just want to know if it would be overboard for my uses.
From your wording "For my general purposes which won't be too advanced", I would first see if the software you already own meets your needs. If it does, then you don't have to buy or learn new software. If not, try Lightroom's 30-day free trial.