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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. I've tried to keep up with the changing requirements of Adobe and the latest offerings are below.

I know many people prefer a visual learning experience, but unfortunately, I'm not good at making videos. However, I have partnered with Sean Bagshaw and André Distel on this endeavor as they do an excellent job of explaining these techniques in the video format. Their efforts have been very well received and I'm pleased to be able to offer their products as well to help make learning luminosity masks much easier.

German flag Die deutsche Version des TK Aktionen Bedienfeldes (TK Actions Panel) und die dazugehörigen Luminanzmasken Video Tutorials sowie die fortgeschrittene Tutorial Reihe "Von der Vision zur Realität" sind direkt über  André's Website  erhältlich.

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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 TK-mini panel to easily make basic 16-bit luminosity masks, instructions PDF, best practices for color management, two tutorial PDFs. (This is a good option for Photoshop users new to luminosity masks. It provides an opportunity to work with basic luminosity masks using an extension panel.) Free!

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TK-V4-logo TKActions V4 panel for Photoshop CS6--Includes the new  TKActions V4 panel  to easily generate a large variety of 16-bit luminosity masks. 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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$30

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TK-V4-logo Double-panel package for Photoshop CC--Includes the new  TKActions V4 panel  AND the even newer  TK Infinity Mask panel  to provide ultimate flexibility in creating 16-bit luminosity masks, automating Photoshop menu commands, and running common actions. After installation of the CC panel, use the "Help/User Guides" button to access additional free content. (NOTE: These CC panels will not work in Photoshop CS6.)
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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
$29

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CGLM-logo Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks, 2nd edition --Sean Bagshaw's latest 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
$45

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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
$59

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