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Since publishing the original tutorial on luminosity masks in 2006, many people have written to ask for help learning these techniques and implementing them in their workflow. Over the years I have offered actions, PDFs, and Photoshop extension panels to make it easy to start using luminosity masks. The latest offerings are below.

I've also partnered with Sean Bagshaw who has created several excellent video series to explain luminosity masks and related techniques. His videos can be purchased below as well. Other international partners include André Distel in Germany, Antonio J. Prado in Spain, and Roy Yuan in China. The buttons below provide translations of the TKActions panels into their native languages and, in most cases, videos to help get the most benefit from these techniques.

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Actions for Photoshop Elements--Luminosity actions recorded to specifically work in Photoshop Elements. Includes instructions PDF, four (4) different action sets for creating luminosity masks as adjustment layers and as active selections (rollover here for complete list). (NOTE: This item does not include a custom panel for running the actions.) Free!

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Luminosity masks starter kit (for Photoshop)--Includes the new TKActions Basic panel to easily make 16-bit luminosity masks as layer masks, channels, and selections. Also contains instructions PDF, installation guides, best practices for color management, and training videos by Sean Bagshaw. Panels for both Photoshop CC and CS6 are included in the download. This is a good option for Photoshop users new to luminosity masks to see how easy it is to work with these techniques using an extension panel. Free!

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TK-V4-logo The TKActions V4 panel for Photoshop CC
  • Includes  TKActions V4 panel  and installation instructions
  • Provides ultimate flexibility for creating 16-bit luminosity selections/masks, automating Photoshop menu commands, and running common actions.
  • After installation of the CC panel, use the "Help/User Guides" button to access instructions and additional free content.

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TK Infinity Mask logo The TK Infinity Mask panel for Photoshop CC
  • Includes the  TK Infinity Mask panel , installation guide, instructions, and Sean Bagshaw videos on how to use the panel
  • Provides a new method for creating self-feathering, pixel-based masks from mutiple channels using a 32-bit plug-in
  • Shows the user a real-time view of the mask as it's created

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TK-V4-logo The TKActions V4 panel + the TK Infinity Mask panel for Photoshop CC
  • Includes both the  TKActions V4 panel  and the  TK Infinity Mask panel 
  • Produce luminosity masks via 16-bit calculations or a 32-bit plug-in
  • Create masks/selections, run Photoshop, use specialized actions, sharpen images for the web
  • After installation of the V4 panel, use the "Help/User Guides" button to access instructions and additional free content.
  • Combo package provides a 20% disount compared to the separate panels

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TK-V4-logo TKActions V4 panel for Photoshop CS6
  • Includes the  TKActions V4 panel  specifically designed for CS6
  • Easily generate a large variety of 16-bit luminosity masks/selections. The panel also performs many other actions and tasks in Photoshop
  • Instructions PDF, color management practices for luminosity masks, and PDF versions of all tutorials on my website are included.
NOTE: This CS6 panel will NOT work in Photoshop CC.

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VGTKA-logo Video Guide to TKActions--Sean Bagshaw's video series providing a full overview of the TKActions V4 panel. samples   (NOTE: This does not include the panel. That's available separately above.)
  • 20 video tutorials cover installing, features, and using the TKActions V4 panel
  • Over 2½ hours of in depth instruction
  • 1440 x 900 resolution, MP4 format for compatibility with most video players
  • Practice images

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CGLM-logo Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks, 2nd edition--Sean Bagshaw's video series providing a comprehensive overview of luminosity masks and their creative use in image processing. samples
  • Over 4 hours of video in 27 segments
  • MP4 format for compatibility with most video players
  • Sample images to allow users to work along with the videos
  • Topics range from the construction of luminosity masks to their artistic application with different adjustment layers.
  • A complete resource for luminosity masks techniques ranging from basic to advanced

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Complete Workflow logo Complete Workflow--Sean Bagshaw's newest video series covering complete start-to-finish digital development of a single image. The TKActions V4 panel is featured so users can see how it is employed in a creative Photoshop workflow. sample
  • Insight into Sean's thought process, creative approach, and application of specific techniques on one image from beginning to end
  • 14 video chapters covering all steps from tips for capturing the image in the field to creating a perfectly polished image in Photoshop
  • Demonstraton of complex procedures like exposure blending and blending moving objects
  • Shows how to use luminosity masks to make refined adjustments
  • 2 hours of high quality video instruction by one of the leading teachers in landscape photography today

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EDR2-logo Extended Dynamic Range, 2nd edition--Sean Bagshaw's updated series covering the best techniques for realistically improving and extending dynamic range using Lightroom and Photoshop. (NOTE: Uses the version-3 TKActions panel for demonstration, but the techniques are directly applicable to the V4 panel.) samples
  • 36 video tutorials covering a variety of methods using single- and multiple-exposures to enhance dynamic range. This is a natural extension of what luminosity masks can do and many segments utilize them to blend exposures and control light in various tonal ranges.
  • 4 hours of instruction
  • 1440 x 900 resolution
  • Practice images

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