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Since publishing the original tutorial on luminosity masks in 2006, I've been very much aware of the impact they can have on an individual's photography. Many people have written to tell me how useful these methods have been to them (see user comments below) as well as to ask for help learning these techniques and incorporating them in their workflow. Luminosity masks make photographers more creative, and over the years I have offered actions, tutorials, and luminosity mask panels to make them easy to use. The latest offerings are below. Some are free and others are relatively inexpensive. They work equally well on Mac and Windows computers and there are options that work in Photoshop 2020 and 2021, Photoshop CC, and Photoshop Elements. All items are provided via a download link sent to the email address you enter when purchasing.

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, Rafael Coutinho in France, Roy Yuan in China, and Isabella Tabacci in Italy. The buttons below provide access to the panel along with the teaching materials they have developed in these different languages.

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In order to try before you buy, download the free Basic V6 panel first. It contains a panel and videos similar to the full version and shows how a luminosity mask panel makes these techniques very easy to use. It also comes with a discount code for 15% off any future purchase.


TK Basic V6 panel

Basic V6 panel
  • A luminosity mask panel for Photoshop that makes 16-bit luminosity masks using a real-time, mask-based interface.
  • User interface, workflow sections, core processor, and deployment options mirror the TK7 RapidMask module.
  • Also contains instructions PDF, installation guides, best practices for color management, and training videos by Sean Bagshaw.
  • Panels for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC through Photoshop 2021 are included in the download folder.
  • The TK Basic V6 panel is a good option for Photoshop users new to luminosity masks to see how easy it is to work with these techniques using a luminosity mask panel.
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10 Steps to Getting Started with Photoshop

10 Steps to Getting Started with Photoshop
  • Video course by Sean Bagshaw.
  • Covers Photoshop installation, image handling, and common adjustments.
  • Great for photographers new to Photoshop looking to get familiar with the program.
  • 11 chapters, 70+ minutes of instruction, practice images.
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Actions for Photoshop Elements

Luminosity mask actions recorded to specifically work in Photoshop Elements but will work in full versions of Photoshop as well. 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.)
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TK7 panel for Photoshop

TK7 panel

$29

The TK7 panel for Photoshop is the ultimate tool for enhancing creativity in Photoshop. Watch videos here. This is the updated version released July 2020.

  • Includes all modules for the TK7 panel−Go, RapidMask, Combo, Cx, and Batch.
  • Also includes TK8-beta, the next-gen TK panel built on Adobe's new UXP architecture. TK8-beta is required for Mac M1 but can be installed alongside TK7 on any computer.
  • Much more than just a luminosity mask panel. Go and RapidMask modules make masks based on many different pixel-based values: luminosity, color channels, hue (Infinity Color masks), saturation, and vibrance.
  • Instructions PDF (95-pages), color set-up info, and intro videos by Sean Bagshaw included.
  • Works on both Windows and Mac (including macOS Catalina) in Photoshop CC 2019 through Photoshop 2021. Note: This panel will not work in Photoshop CS6 and is not tested in versions of Photoshop older than CC 2019.
  • View 16-bit masks at near real-time speeds.
  • All masks can be infinitely modified, and, with the Mask Calculator, combined through addition, subtraction, or intersection.
  • Dedicated 16-bit workflow ensures the best masks from creation through deployment.
  • Multiple output options including adjustment layers, layer masks, selections, and pixel layers.
  • Layer Mask Mode provides immediate feedback when adding and adjusting different masks to the active layer.
  • Runs common Photoshop menu commands and keyboard shortcuts with a single click.
  • Includes numerous actions for creative post-processing.
  • Quick web-sharpening for one image or entire folders of images.
  • Compact footprint with smart menus that close when not needed.
  • Dedicated installers for Mac and Windows makes installation easier than ever before.
  • After installation, use the "TK" button in the Combo module settings to access instructions and additional free content.

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TK7 Video Guide

TK7 Video Guide

$29

Sean Bagshaw's excellent video series providing a complete, button-by-button overview of the TK7 panel. Watch samples.

  • 26 videos covering installing, setting up Photoshop, what each button does, and how to use TK7 when developing images.
  • 4+ hours of in depth instruction.
  • MP4 format - works with most video players.
  • Practice images and resource links included.

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TK7 Combo:
Panel plus Video Guide

TK7 Combo

$49

Purchase the TK7 panel for Photoshop and Sean's TK7 Video Guide in one package and save 15%.

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Luminosity Mask Masterclass

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$55

This video series by Sean Bagshaw is a deep dive into all things luminosity masks and beyond. It's been over five years since his last comprehensive luminosity mask course and there have been many changes. New masks, new techniques, and new panels to create luminosity masks are now available. This course guides you through everything with chapters that focus on specific techniques. And luminosity masks are just the beginning. Color masks, saturation masks, and zone masks are also discussed along with popular topics like exposure blending using luminosity masks. Masterclass is an encyclopedia of luminosity mask knowledge and experience all broken down into discreet sections that you can study at your own pace. Watch samples.

  • The TK7 panel is used extensively to create masks and to facilitate the creative workflow.
  • Five hours of instruction with one of the best instructors in the field of nature photography.
  • Fifty (50) chapters with lessons that range from basic to advanced.
  • Lots (and lots) of examples of artistic application of pixel-based masks using different techniques.
  • MP4 format videos with 1920 x 1080 resolution for universal compatibility.
  • Sample images, so you can practice along with Sean, and a resource guide are included.

TOPICS DISCUSSED:
  • Pixel-based masks—Luminosity masks plus others, how to make these masks using a panel, and comparing the different types of masks.
  • Different ways to bring use masks in the workflow—Painting, layer masks, mask-first vs. adjust-first, and more.
  • Choosing masks—Reading the mask information, working with overlays, letting the Color Picker do the work, Layer Mask mode.
  • Modifying masks—Shifting brightness and contrast, the Camera Raw filter, using the the Mask Calculator.
  • Mask techniques--This is the largest section of this course and covers 18 different chapters. Topics include sculpting light, exposure blending, noise reduction, color dodging, sharpening, saturation balance, split toning, and fixing dark prints.

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NEW!    The Complete Guide to Smart Object Techniques

Smart Objects course

$55

Smart objects are one of those incredibly useful tools in Photoshop that seem a little hard to master. The concept sort of makes sense, but how do you apply it with real-world images? In this course, Sean Bagshaw takes a comprehensive look at smart objects, from the different ways to create them, how they work, and then practical and creative ways to add them to the workflow.

While the course focuses on smart objects, it is actually much more comprehensive. The techniques demonstrated will take you into parts of Photoshop you never knew existed and then show you how to do things you never imagined. Transformations, noise reduction, cloning, working with filters, using the Filter Gallery, exposure-blending, texture and clarity blending, printing, cloud-sculpting, split-toning, and using exaggerated Camera Raw effects are just some of the new skills you'll learn in this course. Watch samples.

  • Nearly 6 hours of content and over 40 video chapters--Intro ♦ What Are Smart Objects ♦ How to Create Smart Objects ♦Drawbacks of Smart Objects ♦ Types - Converted ♦ Types - Opened ♦ Types - Duplicated vs. Copied ♦ Types - Embedded vs. Placed ♦ Cloning and Healing ♦ An Even Better Way To Clone ♦ Smart Transformations ♦ Intro to Smart Filters ♦ High Pass Clarity Filter ♦ Blur Smart Filters ♦ Vertical Tree Blur ♦ Moving Water Blur ♦ Blur Vignette ♦ Distance Blur and Depth of Field ♦ Soft Light - Orton Effect v1 ♦ Soft Light - Orton Effect v2 ♦ Adaptive Wide Angle Correction ♦ Smart Warp ♦ Perspective Changes - Warp ♦ Perspective Changes - Liquify ♦ Camera Raw Filter ♦ Third Party Filters ♦ Avoid Merging and Flattening ♦ Nesting Smart Objects ♦ Lab Color in RGB Images ♦ Intro to RAW Smart Object Techniques ♦ Noise Removal ♦ Texture - Clarity- Sharpening ♦ Cloud Sculpting ♦ Color Balancing ♦ Split Toning ♦ Sculpting Light and Color ♦ Soft Light - Orton Effect with Raw Files ♦ Single Exposure Blend ♦ Basic Exposure Blend with Raw Smart Objects ♦ Trees Against Sky Exposure Blend ♦ Forest Spotlight Exposure Blend ♦ Architectural Interior Exposure Blend
  • TK7 panel used in many steps.
  • 1920 x 1080 HD video resolution with practice images included.

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Sean's Favorite Photoshop Techniques, Volume 1

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$45

With nearly 20 years experience, Sean Bagshaw has collected a wealth of knowledge about photography. His artistic approach to image development makes use of many specialized techniques that infuse his pictures with light, color, and drama. In this newest video series, he takes you step by step through some of his favorite methods for creating the best light using Photoshop. The ultimate goal is to help you discover your own personal interpretation of the light and to find new ways to bring balance, creativity, and excitement to your photographs. Watch samples.

  • Extensive use of the TKActions V6 panel throughout the series.
  • 20 different techniques in 25 video chapters--Intro ♦ Philosophy of Photography ♦ About Luminosity Masks ♦ Color Grading with HSL ♦ Color Grading with Hue-Saturation ♦ Purify with Selective Color ♦ Split tone with Camera Raw ♦ Split tone with Color Balance ♦ Split Tone with Luminosity Masks ♦ Comparing Curves, Levels, and Brightness-Contrast ♦ Freehand Tonal Balance ♦ Tonal Balance with Luminosity Masks ♦ Protecting Highlights with Subtracted Masks ♦ Double Process for Tonal Balance ♦ Midtone Boost ♦ Making the Mask for Tonal Balance ♦ Finish with Auto Curves ♦ Freehand Dodge and Burn ♦ Light Sculpting with Selection ♦ Luminosity Painting ♦ Cloud Sculpting ♦ Digital Light Painting ♦ Vignette and Spotlight for Depth and Focus (Part 1) ♦ Vignette and Spotlight for Depth and Focus (Part 2) ♦ Outro.
  • 1920 x 1080 HD video resolution with practice images included.

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Sean's Favorite Photoshop Techniques, Volume 2

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$45

Sean Bagshaw's second "Favorite Techniques" series is again wide-ranging. Blending exposures is common with landscape photography, but doing it well requires choosing and properly utilizing the best method. There's an art to getting a good transition, and Sean shares his skills with different approaches. This series also takes a close look at unexpected challenges that sometimes occur in post-processing. Problem-fixing is the focus of several chapters, and, along with the artistic chapters, will insure you're well prepared to bring the best light to your photographs. Watch samples.

  • This second volume uses the TK7 panel.
  • 27 video chapters--Introduction ♦ Workflow, Luminosity Masks and TK Panel ♦ Double Processed Raw File Blend ♦ Land Selection Feathering Blend ♦ Sky Cutout Blend ♦ Luminosity Mask Blend ♦ Edge Halo and Artifact Issues ♦ Chromatic Aberration Fix ♦ Darker Color Clone Stamp Fix ♦ Clone Stamp with a Selection ♦ Image Clean-up with Frequency Separation ♦ Polarizer Sky Lasso Selection Method ♦ Polarizer Sky Inverted Sky and Curves Methods ♦ Double High Pass Clarity ♦ TK Dehaze ♦ Camera Raw Clarity-Texture-Dehaze ♦ Luminosity Based Clarity ♦ Color Based Clarity ♦ Control Color with Color Range Masks ♦ TK Make-It-Glow ♦ Lab Color ♦ Luminosity Painting with Color ♦ Frequency Separation Soft Glow ♦ TK Panel Orton Actions ♦ Soft Light With Levels ♦ Raw Image Orton Effect ♦ End.
  • 1920 x 1080 HD video resolution with practice images included.

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Extended Dynamic Range, 2nd edition

Extend Dynamic Range, 2nd ed

$15

Sean Bagshaw covers numerous techniques to realistically improve and extend dynamic range using Lightroom and Photoshop. (NOTE: Uses the TKActions V3 panel for demonstration, but the techniques directly applicable to any workflow that uses luminosity masks.) Watch samples.
  • 36 videos covering methods using single- and multiple-exposures. Includes several examples of how luminosity masks can be part of the process.
  • 4 hours of instruction.
  • 1440 x 900 resolution.
  • Practice images included.
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"Secret Beach" complete workflow by Sean Bagshaw

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$15

  • Watch sample.
  • RAW files included to follow along from start to finish.
  • An in depth look at using masks, brushes, and organized layers in a non-destructive workflow.
  • The TKActions V4 panel is used in creative ways.
  • Generate and deploy luminosity masks to achieve seamless adjustments.
  • Two hours of instruction with one of today's leading landscape photographers.
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"Northland" complete workflow by Sean Bagshaw

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$15

  • Watch samples.
  • RAW files included to follow along from start to finish.
  • Sean's unique process for creating dramatic skies that blend perfectly with the rest of the image.
  • Many techniques utilize the TK Actions V5 panel.
  • Learn to use luminosity masks used to produce targeted effects.
  • Nearly two hours of Photoshop workflow creativity.
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"Lake Bled" complete workflow by Sean Bagshaw

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$15

  • Watch samples.
  • RAW files included to follow along from start to finish.
  • Sean's provides the back-story and insightful thought process behind how to develop the image.
  • Extensive use of the TKActions V6 panel.
  • Select and adjust the image through creative use of luminosity masks.
  • Approximiately two hours of high-quality Photoshop instruction.
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Photoshop Essentials For Outdoor Photographers

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$55

Sean Bagshaw's comprehensive video series covering the tools, techniques, methods, and secrets for using Photoshop to develop and creatively enhance nature photographs. This course is designed for photographers looking to start using Photoshop to improve their images and for those feeling overwhelmed by all its possibilities. Sean cuts through the clutter with clear explanations and demonstrations of those tools and techniques that are most beneficial for landscape and nature photographs. As practical guide for beginner and intermediate Photoshop users, Sean provides an in-depth perspective on how to use the program to bring the best light to your images. Watch samples.

  • Nearly 9 hours of instruction including 47 chapters plus 5 bonus chapters.
  • Practice images, review guides, and supplemental resources.
  • MP4 video format with 1920 x 1080 HD video resolution.

TOPICS DISCUSSED
  • Preferences, settings, and customizing the workspace.
  • Raw adjustments; opening, closing, and saving images; and integration with Lightroom.
  • Image clean-up, basic exposure blending, and perspective transformation.
  • Understanding layers, masks, and selections.
  • Adjustment layers—Levels, Curves, Brightness/Contrast, Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, Color Balance, Selective Color, Black and White.
  • Working with smart objects.
  • Important tools—Move, Crop, Paintbrush, Healing Brush, Clone Stamp
  • Useful filters—Camera Raw, Adaptive Wide Angle, Blur, Sharpening, Shadow/Highlights.
  • Output options—For prints and for the web.
  • An hour of start-to-finish workflow demonstrations using two different images.

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Thank you for your support and best wishes for good light −Tony Kuyper