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TKActions V6

TKActions panels went modular with the release of the V5 panel. So now, instead of updating a mega-panel, the individual modules can be improved and released when they are finished. While there have been two minor updates to V5 modules, the RapidMask2 module is the first major upgrade. It effectively replaces the V5 Intro, RapidMask, and LayerMask modules, so it marks the beginning of the new TKActions V6 panel. Additional major updates to V5 modules are planned and will be added to the V6 series when they are completed.

NOTE: For anyone who has purchased the V5 panel for Photoshop CC previously or a V6 module during this transition, all V6 updates will be free. Customers eligible for a free update of the new RapidMask2 panel have already been emailed links to the updated installation files directly from the download server. Be sure to check your email's junk/spam folder if you missed it. Also, be sure to add the server's address as a safe email contact to ensure future updates go to your inbox and do not get sorted to the spam/junk folder and are overlooked. The address to add as a contact is:

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"Tony, I can't thank you enough for this new V6 panel. I have watched Sean's video guide and feel very comfortable with the functionality of the panel. I have used the other panels currently on offer to photographers but yours is the most intuitive and quickest to use. It's great to have the tools to improve images while keeping them looking natural. Thanks, again...and a special mention to Sean for the great video explanation."
 - David Court
"Tony and Sean, I have just gone through the videos and the update to the Rapid Mask 2 is amazing. It gives a massive amount of flexibility and allows for immense creativity. Thanks for the videos! They are brilliant, and make the functionality very clear indeed. "
 - Rajiv Chopra,

The TKActions V6 RapidMask2 module is another big step forward luminosity masks and custom Photoshop extension panels. RapidMask2 is designed exclusively for Photoshop CC to take advantage of the HTML5 architecture that Photoshop CC can accommodate. The Rapid Mask engine still powers the new module but its function has been significantly improved. The interface was also extensively revised and there are many new features and functions.

  • Better organized−Four distinct sections (SOURCE, MASK, MODIFY, and OUTPUT) that mirror the mask-making process.
  • Source menus−New menu design for choosing different pixel data as the starting point for making masks.
  • Spectrum interface−Compact spectrum interface for choosing different masks.
  • New masks−Lights-6, Darks-6, and Vibrance.
  • User-created color masks−Color masks targeted at specific colors can be generated and converted to Rapid Masks.
  • Add and subtract masks with ease−Two buttons, Plus(+) and Minus(-), make it so all masks can be added and subtracted just like using a calculator.
  • Enhanced "Layer" output button−New pixel layer choices for generating layers with the current Rapid Mask as the layer mask.
  • Updated Layer Mask mode−Provides an image-based option to quickly choose or create the best mask by having the mask applied directly as a layer mask on the active layer.
  • Accent color interface−Only one accent color for the entire module that users can change to whatever they prefer.
  • Click-tracking−Buttons retain an accent-colored shadow after clicking so users can track which mask they last chose.

While RapidMask2 is a major update, it retains all the functionality of the V5 modules. In addition to the underlying Rapdid Mask engine which makes luminosity masks at near real-time speeds, the new module still has integrated 16-bit workflow for creating and deploying masks, rollover help, history tracking, active selection indicator, and the features that made the V5 so useful. The videos below provide an overview of the RapidMask2 including the new features. There is also an instructions PDF that reviews the module in detail.


Where to Get It

The TKActions V5/V6 is available on the Tutorials page. 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 has updated the "V5 Video Guide" series to include five new videos that cover the RapidMask2 module in detail.