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WIN-Mac - Photoshop CC - TKActions V6

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    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.

    The TKActions V6 RapidMask2 module is another big step forward for luminosity masks and custom Photoshop extension panels. Some screenshots of it are shown above. The one on the far left shows the actual module. Different functions that can be accessed are shown in the other three images. 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 functions and features.

    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−Updated and compact spectrum interface for choosing different masks.
    New masks−Lights-6, Darks-6, and Vibrance.
    User-created colour masks−Color masks that target specific colours 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 outputting the current Rapid Mask as a 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 colour interface−Only one accent colour for the entire module that users can change to whatever they prefer.
    Click-tracking−Buttons retain an accent-coloured 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 Rapid Mask engine which makes luminosity masks at near real-time speeds, the new module still provides an integrated 16-bit workflow for creating and deploying masks, rollover help, history tracking, active selection indicator, and all the other innovative features that made the V5 so useful. The video below provides an overview of RapidMask2. There is also an instructions PDF that reviews the module in detail.