Twice in the last week, I've received the same comment/question: "I used one of your tools to make a mask and the photo looks the same. Am I doing something wrong?"
These users haven't done anything wrong. They just haven't used the mask.
There are several TLR tools that generate masks. There are various TLR actions and scripts for edge masks, surface masks, color masks, tone masks, and saturation masks. They all stop at the point that the mask is added to the Channels palette. Then it's up to the user to do something with them.
If you're new to working with alpha channels, this video will show you how to make one into a selection and then add it as a layer mask for some sort of photographic effect.