Real texture meets real darkroom borders!

The perfect presentation is hard right? I have the same problem. Knowing how far to go and how to show. Naked Darkroom makes that magic easier. It's real world textures and darkroom borders made easy with next level actions!

Selectively Apply textures from stone to real 17th century parchments for subtle dimension or strong texture. Add borders handcrafted from wet plates, glass, and film. Be subtle, be bold but finish strong!

  • Urban and Natural Texture Collections
  • Parchment and vintage paper surfaces
  • DARKROOM border and wet plates.
  • CREATE+ Naked Darkroom Action Pack
  • + Gavs Texture & Border Class $29 FREE!

BUY - $79

Video Class $29 FREE 

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!



WOW! I love 'em. Even though I have Film Pack and Nik, your presets are extraordinary.

Barry Sachais

Old dog learns new tricks

Gav, your brilliant 'Seim re-touching Effects' video workshop series, coupled with the range of LR pre-sets has given me motivation (and a heightened awareness) to re-visit just about everything I do in the image making process. I can only say thank you - best value for money I have encountered - Gavin Seim is not only a skilled practitioner, but a very accomplished and effective educator who is obviously passionate about every aspect of what he does. As an 'old dog', who has certainly learnt 'new tricks' I totally recommend this site and its resources to every photographer, regardless of their level of involvement, expertise or skill

Les Lane

This was killer fast and good!! LOVE IT

I don't like photoshop, but this was killer fast and good!! LOVE IT"/ You the man, Gavin! All of your stuff is great. I love using textures and these totally ROCK! - Connie Graham Terry "I just got the Naked Elements package... I LOVE THEM!... But somehow I'm not surprise

AJ Zeller - Zeller Photo

Worth every penny

This series is worth every penny and then some. No matter what your level of photography is, plan to learn things about light that will change the way you approach shooting, your composition and the final result. Best $$$ I spent on an instructional series hands down this year!

Susan Stewart

...fantastic software

Appreciate the update and especially for making the workshop available and downloadable!

I highly respect you and your company for the quality of your products and for the quality

of the educational resources you provide with all of your fantastic software.

Stephen Carminati


I love your actions.

Harold Dunn

Love it..

Got it, love it! Another excellent product.

Connie Graham Terry

This WILL save me time

Gavin I bought this last night and it is a fantastic series and full of info. This WILL save me time, in fact it already has just editing along with it using the tips. Great job!

Michael E Bromley JR - Owner

Image textures, but simplified...

This pack started with Naked Elements. With version 2, I wanted more and better textures. I explored Mexico and beyond for more textures that work on any kind of photo. They can be quickly adjusted, intense or soft. Next, I went to work on new Photoshop actions. Now textures are dropped, softened, mixed, masked, and blended instantly. Naked is not just a texture pack, it's a system.

Real Wet Plate and Darkroom Borders....

Customers have asked me for borders for a long time. I started carefully collecting wet plates and vintage negative images. Then extracting the edges and erosions. I used real images to create transparent borders that are true to the darkroom.

The result is this awesome system. It brings the best from my old Naked Elements textures. Then makes everything better and more useful. Naked Darkroom is the ultimate border and texture pack for professionals

Add border - add texture - add both!

Why do you want textures? Many photography think textures are just cheesy or too much, but it's because they are not using them fully. Textures are surfaces layers over in various transparent modes on photos to create subtle and definition. 

They can be used bold or so subtle you barley notice. But in each case they have the power to refine you edits, much like we choose textures papers for effect back in the darkroom days.

The same with borders.... Whether for online or print, a well done border helps define and showcase your work and set it apart in a small screen, fast print world.

What Naked Darkroom does is take textures and borderland make then easy. Using ultra high quality surfaces and border images. Then adding instant actions that let you tinker and change it up fast.

Play it safe, or get a little painterly and crazy!

#1 Add a texture to enhance surface and detail. Make it bold or gentle and switch around easily using the Naked Darkroom Actions.

#2 Add a border. Created from real darkroom images, get clean contact print looks or bold wet plate and sloppy edges. Instantly change color and border style for web album or wall print presentation.

#3. Adjust your mix. Everything is cleanly stacked in layers. Unlike plugins, you're not locked in and you can mask, adjust and control every detail with the actions or manually until its' perfect.

What you get with Elegance 4

  • 20 Real Darkroom Borders created from real wet plates, glass and negatives
  • 23 Earth Textures - 21 Urban Textures - 18 Abstract Textures
  • Naked Darkroom 2 actions make creative mixing instant
  • Gavs Texture and Border workshop to master this fast ($29 value)
  • Textures and borders work in any layer based editor.  Actions work in Photoshop 

Naked Darkroom Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a trial version?
    No, but you are protected by my 30 day iron guarantee so you can try them risk free.
  • Do they work in LR or Capture One? 
    No you will need a layer based editor like Photoshop, Affinity or some other that supports true layer editing and blending modes.
  • How do I install Naked Darkroom?
    Just place the texture and border files in an easy to access location. Then load the actions in Photoshop and you're ready. There's a training video included in your downlead. You can also 
    visit the help page for videos on installing actions.
  • What if I need help or they don't work for me?
    I'm here to help, just contact me via the help page. Personal  Support is free here.  If you have a problem or if the presets don't work for you I'll get you taken care of.

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

  • Having install trouble or need a fresh download? Visit the help page.
  • Contact me: effects@seimstudios.com or text message, 509-951-4860

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