In September 2021, the TK8 plugin was released and replaces the TK7 panel. Please visit the TK8 plugin page for more information. You can purchase the TK8 plugin and instructional videos on the Panels & Videos page. With the release of the TK8 plugin, the TK7 panel is no longer available for sale.
The TK7 panel is the newest release of the comprehensive panel for making luminosity masks and running Photoshop. It's now had two major updates. One in September 2019 and again in July 2020. Like its predecessor, the TK7 panel is modular, so users can configure it in whatever manner works best in their workspace. The Combo/Cx module even has two different arrangements to allow a new compact layout if that's desired. (Sean Bagshaw has a video at the bottom of this page that shows how to do this.) TK panels are used worldwide and come pre-programmed with six common languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Chinese. Users can choose the language they prefer. The TK7 panel works equally well on Mac and Windows computers and installs in Photoshop CC 2014 through Photoshop 2020.
The main feature of the TK7 panel is its ability to make pixel-based masks, like luminosity masks. But luminosity masks are really just the beginning. TK7 also makes masks based on color channels, hue (Infinity Color masks), saturation, vibrance, and even the user's own alpha channels. The latest update has the new "Go" module for doing this. It's demonstrated in the video below. The Go module displays masks at near real-time speeds, and it has a dedicated 16-bit workflow to ensure the best possible masks from creation through deployment.
My blog has lots more information on using this panel. Be sure to subscribe to get the latest updates. There are also additional videos at the bottom of this page that show various features of the panel and provide information on previous updates.
The TK7 panel is streamlined and efficient. Most users will only need two of the TK7 modules (either Go or RapidMask plus either Combo or Cx) to do everything. In addition to the main interface, there are logical submenus that can be easily accessed, and which automatically close when they are no longer needed. Rolling the mouse over the image below displays more of the underlying menus available in these modules.
The TK7 panel is designed exclusively for latest versions of Photoshop (CC 2014 through 2021) to take advantage of the HTML5 architecture that Photoshop can accommodate. It does not install or work in Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC 2013 (version 14.x). Below are some of the features of each module.
A detailed instructions PDF for the TK7 panel can be downloaded here: Get the instructions PDF
Where to Get It
The TK7 panel is available on the Panels & Videos page.
The video below reviews the new features in the September 2019 update.
Sean Bagshaw Videos
Sean Bagshaw is an expert user of luminosity masks. For many years he has helped me improve the panel and has created numerous videos that teach photographers how to use these techniques. For the TK7 panel, Sean has put together a comprehensive "TK7 Video Guide" series that covers all the TK7 modules in detail. The videos review how to install the modules, how to set up Photoshop for luminosity masks, how to use the various buttons, and ways to incorporate the panel into a any workflow. Sean has a unique ability to explain even complicated things in a manner that makes them understandable to almost everyone, and while the modules really aren't all that complex, Sean shows just how easy it is to use them. The "TK7 Video Guide" is available on the Panels & Videos page. Several sample videos from the series can be viewed below.
I hope you find the TK7 panel useful in your photography. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.