TK8 Plugin for Photoshop
NOTE: The TK8 plugin for Photoshop is no longer available now that the TK9 plugin for Photoshop has been released. Please visit the TK9 plugin page for the latest info on this newer version. You can purchase the TK9 plugin and instructional videos on the Panels & Videos page
The TK8 plugin is the latest release (September 2021) of my comprehensive panel for making luminosity masks and running Photoshop. Like its predecessors, it's modular, so users can configure it in whatever manner works best in their workspace. The plugin is used worldwide and comes pre-programmed with six common languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Chinese. Users can choose the language they prefer. TK8 works equally well on Windows and Mac computers, including computers running Apple silicon processors, like the Mac M1. Installation is easy and the same installers work on Mac and Windows. Photoshop 2022 version 23.2.0 or higher is required to run it.
- My blog has more information on using this plugin and is updated regularly. Be sure to subscribe to get the latest updates.
- Sean Bagshaw's YouTube channel has a playlist of TK Quick Tips that cover several different versions of the TK panel.
- Dave Kelly's YouTube channel has an ever-expanding playlist of TK8 videos.
- There are several videos from Sean Bagshaw's TK8 Video Guide on this page as well as videos from Dave Kelly and me.
The main feature of the TK8 is its ability to make pixel-based masks, like luminosity masks. But luminosity masks are just the beginning. TK8 also makes masks based on color channels, hue, color, saturation, vibrance, and the user's own alpha channels. Edge masks are latest addition to the kinds of masks easily generated with TK8. The video below shows where to find the newest features. Scroll down to see a more complete list of features.