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Chemical style black and white editing!

I'm Gavin and Emulsion 4 is the chemical action pack. It's based on a decade of refinement to let you refine your B&W with authentic darkroom emulsion looks like Platinum, Cyanotype, Collodion and Selenium. It all started when I discovered platinum prints and said... "I'm going to make that for digital." So I did - Watch the video and I'll show you how it works!

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Emulsion includes all 4 signature chemicals, the brand new toning system, plus all the mods and fast tools. You're ready to create artisan darkroom tints in Photoshop.

Works in PS CS5 - CC24

Create your BW System - Save with the BLK Trifecta bundle!

Each of my B&W tools works by itself, or together for photographers who want to improve every level of their process without plugin limitations. This bundle has my complete black and white lineup. You can see more Bundles here.


Silver 4: A lot of my users start here. Fast rich BW conversions in LR, PS-RAW or C1. Use Silver for editing single images or groups with fast tone-rich results using the BW preset system that started it all.

BlackRoom: Create complex but easy atmospheric edits and deeper conversions that make your best photos better. This action system for Photoshop comes for 10 years of building allowing next level conversions.

Emulsion 4: The crown in your black and white finishing, Emulate chemical darkroom tones like Platinum and Cyanotype like no other tool can do. The perfect BW  darkroom for natural hues and tints  Photoshop.

Get all 3, the Trifecta Bundle - $297 Save 40%


Do I know you? Gavin Seim is a Photographer, YouTuber, and explorer who Started photography at age 12. Now a PPA Master photographer and Hot-One Photo award winner for his EXposed workshop. He was the host of ProPhotoShow podcast and published throughout the photography industry.

Tools that you actually use!

Gavin has been creating professional photo tools and workshops for over 15 years. He started the Pro Photo Show Podcast in 2007 to help photographers create better.

As the first to create Lightroom presets for pros, Gavin's been Featured in Publications like Click, Professional Photographer Magazine and many others. Every product is guaranteed so you can grow your photography risk-free.

This is the look I have been looking for. Thank you.

Richard Man

What's new in Emulsion 4

  • All  improved emulsions. - Platinum, Cyanotype, Wet Plate and the new Selenium Bath.. 
  •  New tinting based on darkroom samples. Use any emulsion as is, or adjust with fast new master controls
  • Re-Mix. - Try variants, switch between looks non destructively or combine them up the new V4 edit group. 
  • Natural water staining and improved seamless textures.
  • Instant mods mods let you adjust fast as your chemical adapts on the fly.
  • Combine chemicals! The V4 process lets you add one look, then mix in more for chemical magic.
  • LIVE Zone map lets you see your light!
  • Works in Photoshop CS5-CC

What Emulsion users are saying...

Switch tones, create advanced atmosphere, thin your bath, re-mix.

I took this photo and did 8 different chemical edits in a couple minutes. Every emulsion and tone you apply in Emulsion 4 has an out-of-the-box look. Then you can insanity adjust tint intensity with the intelligent master tint layer. Or mix it with gold dust mods, and other instant layers. Or do a re-mix with 1-click. Even real paper and texture that uses select seamless variants from Naked Darkroom.

In version 4 everything is simple - Run the master action and get the Classic Platinum look. Switch it to any of the other tones, or you can mix them up to create a more complex atmosphere. Don't like what you see, with a click you can reset and keep playing.  Emulsion 4 lets you tone and mix without limits as if you have the actual chemicals in your own darkroom.

Perfect folios and prints

With modern digital prints, we can have true monochrome. But that can be sterile. In the real darkroom, different chemicals produced different tones, shadows, and complexity. Emulsion 4 re-creates that.

If you only want pure monochrome my BlackRoom system is perfect. But if you want black and white that goes further... Rich natural chemical tones that are created from the darkroom, Emulsion is your new favorite tool.

Emulsion 4 is based intense study of each early chemical mixes. Whether tones and details of a wet plate. The classic ratios of a Selenium bath. The dimension shadows created in the Platinum and Pallidum process.

Color grading and RAW split toning can't hold a candle to this. Emulsion 4 creates an atmosphere and authentic tone. Because you want to give the most authentic result possible in digital processing.


quite pleased...

I am quite pleased with the results. Thank You Gavin.

Ernst Ulrich Schafer

I especially like the Platinum look. It's so great, I converted the results of the action into a LUT. What's missing? A nice sepia tone.

Glenn Mitchell

Love it. Takes a bit of getting used to. Almost darkroom, but not quite

Kerry Blakeney-williams

I just tried the Platinum action on scanned 4x5 images

I just tried the Platinum action on scanned 4x5 images, and it looks gorgeous on-screen and printed on Japanese Washi paper. This is the look I have been looking for. Thank you.

Richard Man

They rock!

I very much like your pre-sets and actions. They rock!

Michael Messina

This is the look I have been looking for. Thank you.

Richard Man

I just bought the package and tried it with one of my photos and the results are pretty amazing.

Andreas Heuer

Your iconic platinum has arrived!

The deep 3-dimensional richness of Platinum and other early era toning is not easy to replicate. So Emulsion 4 uses the power of Photoshop and now with a gradient mask toning. It makes tones rich, intelligent and adaptable for every tone in your photo, in real-time. You simply run the action and it gives you all the control you want with no secrets.

They came from the darkroom.

Every look in version 4 system has more authentic darkroom tones sampled from real chemical prints. Thanks to the master tone layer, inspired by the Gradient Mask system of BlackRoom. In fact, Emulsion 4 works great alongside BlackRoom. It even includes the Live tone map from Lumist 2 give you real feedback on what's happening with your light. Use Emulsion 4 by itself, or use it beside our other action packs with smooth integration. 

Advanced edits, even if you don’t know Photoshop!

Emulsion eliminates the limitations and slowdown of a plugin. It uses Photoshops native tools to master your photo fast. Emulsion 4 builds everything with a click. Then you can just it as needed and add mods like tone and variants with another click. Even paper textures and water stains are easy. Emulsion 4 adds the included seamless textures. Because selections from the Naked Darkroom texture pack are integrated into the actions.

See it - Watch the Emulsion 4 Video Workshop HERE!


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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! -- 
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