• What is Alchemist

  • Al2 Training Video

  • What's new in V2.1 

Master Level Retouching Made Easy in Photoshop!

Alchemist 2 makes complex layered retouching easy in Photoshop. Don't fake your photos. Extract the beauty in them.  Four categories of instant layering actions give you Amazing skin and portrait tools. Atmosphere, sky and and color effects. Fast paint layers instantly let you create atmosphere, PLUS amazing detail tools and instant cinematic combos.

Love your actions for photoshop

Hi Gavin, love your actions for photoshop, they're a fantastic time-saver.

Robert Huber

Buy Alchemist 2 - $99

Works in Adobe Photoshop CS5-CC

100% Guaranteed + Updates + Support

My 31-day Iron Guarantee has you covered. Buy and try without worry.

Let me tell you upfront. My product return rate is less than 1%. But I've been teaching photography for 20 years and I know a lot of tools get you to buy, then don't perform.

So I stand behind every product 100% Buy anything and try it for 7 days. If after that you're dissatisfied, send me an email within 31 days of purchase. Let me know the problem and I’ll fix it, exchange it, or refund your money. Whatever you decide.

Free Product Updates: 
I'm always improving my products. Dot updates are always free. When a totally new full version arrives, you always get a 50% off upgrade price. When you buy my packs, your tools get better for free!


Good stuff

Good stuff... Your actions are the basis of my workflow - for many years now.

Jean-Claude Louis

Great Workflow

Never mind the trolls. I have purchased the Seim Alchemist actions and think they are a great addition to my arsenal. I use Lr a lot, but when I want to finish something as a featured piece I'll go to PS and Alchemist is great. You can stack them without having to merge and flatten layers. Super non - destructive work flow.

Charlie O'Brien


I have the actions and they are sensational. Every product that I have purchased from you from workshops, actions, and presets have been top flight! Sorry you have to deal with narcissistic pseudointellectuals who complain about your products when they have never used them.

Michael Brown

Really Nice

I finally broke down and bought a package. I like them, I'm new to using actions, but I went through them one by one and found some favorites already. They're really nice.

Dorine Marvici Pederzani

Happy as a clam!

I purchased a few days ago and am happy as a clam.

Vicki Yeates

The Best

Ready to get rid of all other actions. They just seem in the way!

Sam Collins

I use them on almost everything

I use Alchemist actions on almost ALL beauty retouches. No need to flatten layers - they are stackable and non destructive.

Charlie O'Brien

Loved them...

I've got the Alchemist and I've loved them.

Michael Poteete

Nice work!

Gavin Very nicely done. I am a stickler when it comes to PS actions and as many of us know most are junk. But these are great. Nice work man. Love it. Will be writing about these soon.

Jake McCluskey

Love your actions for photoshop

Hi Gavin, love your actions for photoshop, they're a fantastic time-saver.

Robert Huber

Discover how stunning and simple Photoshop retouching can be.
These actions work in Photoshop CS5-CC. V2.1 also includes the new sky and background actions.

  • NEW: Skin Toolbox, fast epic  portrait retouching
  • NEW: Nature Toolbox. Refine images into national wonders
  • NEW: Remastered one click effects more versatile than ever
  • NEW: Improved Light overlays magical color painting
  • NEW: Detail brushes for eye-bags, lips teeth and more
  • Improved: vertical editing. Stack effects easier than ever
  • V2.1 - New Perfect Sky and Background  Actions
  • The ultimate PS retouching collection, GUARANTEED!

Get the actions bundle and save BIG!

Better Photoshop retouching using editing Alchemy

Alchemist will save any Photoshop users countless hours because it creates a simple, deep retouching approach that picks up where Lightroom and RAW apps stop No matter what you shoot or how you edit, Alchemist 2 has your back.

Years ago, it all started here at Seim Effects with my Hollywood Effects and Creative Essentials actions. They were loved by photographers. So I took those ideas and made them better with Alchemist. Gone are the days of flattening an image to add a new look. Alchemist 2 takes that even higher. We took the best of our previous collection and made them better with superior effects and more retouching tools that make advanced edits easier than you ever thought possible.

I realized that good tools are not enough. They have to be fluid. Most actions have to start from flat images, or throw away layers in the process. Alchemist 2 improved every aspect of the edit and takes it even beyond the plug-in with truly stackable actions. Let the magic begin.

Fast, retouching: Raw process is great, but you know that once you finish your RAW process, a great pixel edit is the best way to finish the job. Alchemist 2 makes it easy. It takes the guess work and wasted time out of it, allowing to you quickly apply finishing effects, glows, color and details vertically and non-destructively.

Control Everything: Brushes, retouching. color overlays and details are usually a massive project for photographers. Alchemist 2 makes it really easy with a pile of game-changing building blocks that give you the mood you need fast. You can add rays of sunlight, green to the foliage or golden beauty to sunsets. Done!

One Click WOW: Epic one click effects that started in our action packs over a decade ago. Now in Alchemist 2 one clicks from portrait glows to landscape color enhancers and dozens of amazing effects are a click away. Apply a single great look, use it as is or mix the instantly created layers for truly endless combinations in your own style.


I'm Gavin Seim. I'm a Shadow Hunter

I started photography in 1997 at age 12. I'm a PPA Master, Hot One and Loan Collection winner and Lightroom expert. My images, tools and workshops have been featured in books and throughout the industry.

I was born in WA USA. I started working pro (using that word loosely as I sucked) using film at age 16. It was not easy to find training then and often I beat my head against the wall to win. 20+ years in the trenches earned me my Masters (M.Photog) from PPA but it taught me that's just the start.

I moved to Mexico in 2017, exploring the magical light of the South, creating tools and workshops as well as the Pro Photo Podcast. There's lots of videos and free things here. If you have questions I'm here to help

You're rightly skeptical of photography tools in today's market. That's why all sales are NOT FINAL here. I guarantee each tool and workshop with my 31 day No-Regrets Guarantee! -- 
Gavin Seim

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