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TKActions V5


TKActions V5

NOTE: This TKActions V5 panel has been replaced with the  TKActions V6 panel . All features of V5 are now available in the V6 panel which is sleeker, more compact, and has new features and functions. Please check it out  here .

The TKActions V5 panel is a custom panel that works in Photoshop CS6 and all versions of Photoshop CC and is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers. It displays like Photoshop's other panels and allows users to play a large variety of actions just by clicking a button. While originally developed to simplify working with luminosity masks, it's continued to expand with additional features and functions. The V5 panel makes is super easy to generate, evaluate, and adjust luminosity masks in order to find or create the one that best selects the desired tones in the image. It also runs Photoshop from one compact module and provides scripts to play complex actions to enhance an image. Full details about this new panel are in the Instructions PDF. Sean Bagshaw has also recorded a comprehensive set of videos that covers all aspects of installing and using the panel. More information on the videos can be found below.

The TKActions V5 panel is no longer a large mega-panel that tries to include everything in one space. Instead, it's a series of modules that can be arranged as the user sees fit. Each module is its own small panel that can be opened, closed, moved, or docked depending on the workspace. A compact footprint when space is tight, like on a laptop, but also spread out on larger monitors for easier access to all the functions.

TKActions V5 Control module TKActions V5 Intro module TKActions V5 RapidMask module
TKActions V5 LayerMask module TKActions V5 Actions module TKActions V5 Batch module

The TKActions V5 panel is entirely new and was developed from the ground up. While it contains some familiar features from previous versions, the code was completely rewritten to take advanage of the latest advances in luminosity masks and to provide a better user experience. The newest innovations are listed below.

The TKActions V5 panel is meant transform the way we use luminosity masks. Smaller, smarter, faster, and more fun to use, it is the ultimate resource to understand, access, and add luminosity masks to a creative workflow.

Where to Get It

The TKActions V5 panel is available on the  Panels & Videos  page. This page has several different panels for making luminosity masks and an excellent selection of videos by Sean Bagshaw. The videos help users quickly become experts in the V5 panel and to develop essential skills to use luminosity masks. During the transition from V5 to V6, customers will receive all modules from both versions. They can choose which ones they prefer to use. Sean Bagshaw has updated the "V5 Video Guide" series to include six new videos that cover the  V6 RapidMask2 module  module in detail.

Please feel free to  contact me  if you have any questions.

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Sean Bagshaw Videos—Sean Bagshaw is an expert user of luminosity masks, and his video series Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks, 2nd edition has helped many photographers learn to use luminosity masks successfully in their photographs.

For the new TKActions V5 panel, Sean recorded 21 new videos that provide comprehensive instruction on how to use this tool. While the panel may look a bit overwhelming at first glance, Sean examines the modules and sections in detail to show how a desired result can be readily achieved using the panel's buttons. The videos cover how to install the panel, how to use the various buttons on the panel, and ways to incorporate the panel into a any image-processing workflow. Sean has a unique ability to explain even complicated things in a manner that makes them understandable to almost everyone, and while the panel really isn't all that complex, Sean shows just how easy it is to use. The "V5 Video Guide" series is avialble on the  Panels & Videos  page. Sample videos from the series are below.

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