Lightroom Presets – Silver Shadows 2

Create the finest silver: A great image starts with what we see before we press the shutter. A great black and white finishes with Silver 3, a collection of effects for Lightroom or Capture One dedicated to the art of helping you convert digital images into the perfect black & white.

Silver 3: 80+ Presets Made for epic black & white.

One Click: Epic  conversions with a single click.

Zonals: Smart mods for game-changing light.

Color tints: Making classic silver hues easy.

Mixers: Easy mod presets for fast variants

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Great black and white starts with great control.

Instant Conversions: One clicks make the perfect Black and White without leaving Lightroom! You are going to love Silver’s fast conversions that get you where you need to go. But you can also customize to your hearts content.
Zones: It’s all about tone. We’ve used latest mask features in LR and C1 to give you dynamic tone balance that maintains highlight and shadows, deep darks and crisp balanced whites that award winning black and white demands. 

Master Mixes: Those last few adjustments can really make your image sing. Add Zonal mods, new classic and 3 dimensional tints, or mix the light with channel mods that can attach onto any conversion for infinite possibilities.



Get intimate!

Nearly a decade ago we set out to make the best silver conversion system. Tone may be the most misunderstood element in art. We love black and white because it returns us to our roots and strips away clutter. Something so beautiful as tone demands tools that make it come alive. This is the 3rd generation of a toolkit dedicated to the craft of the perfect black & white and making us more intimate with the light.

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Now for Capture 1 and Lightroom

A lot of people have been loving Capture One and we’ve been listening to your requests to make Silver for C1. Now you can in Silver 3.3! If you already own Silver 3 for Lightroom, and want it for Capture 1, you can get Silver 3 for either system, or both for just a little bit more. And if you already own Silver 3 for LR, you can add the C1 pack at a discount. Just check your inbox for the code that was includes in your 3.3 update for LR. In both versions you’ll find the power of Silver at your fingertips.

Silver 3 was a decade in the making. Back in version 1 Silver Shadows started as a project to help us get darkroom-inspired black and white without leaving Lightroom. Silver 2 took that further and for years has been an essential tool for photographers around the globe. But as other black and white software started to fade away or get abandoned. Silver 3 became a new generation of black and white integrating the power for both Lightroom and Capture One, but inspired by the nuances and rich tones of the masters.

We designed it to help us get back to basics and become more intimate with light than ever before. Silver 3 puts incredible black and white at your fingertips. For batches, for fine art, for images that are perfect in camera and for those that need a bit of help. Here’s what people have to say.

50+ Base conversions plus modifiers, tones and mixers for fast customization. Here’s just a few.


Gavin, your black and white presets are amazing! I just edited a few hundred images using them and I love the rich, bold balance it gives to my images. With your presets my images are now taken to a new level that is bound to get the attention of new clients!

Michael Anderson

Silver Shadows 2 goes toe-to-toe with Nik’s Silver Efex Pro and emerges unscathed. The ability to work completely within Lightroom with the tools you already are familiar with is worth adding to every workflow.

Jim Haverstock Owner

"I am in LOVE with the ease and versatility of this set, Gavin! Thanks so much for the LR4 version."

Troy D Davidson

Monochromatix absolutely rocks! Hardly used Nik Silver Efex since I got them!


These presets have become an integral part of my B&W workflow.

Jay Taylor

Love the color fantasies as much as the Silver Shadows 2.0. Thanks Gavin Seim for great presets

Gokhan Cukurova







What’s New in V3:

— Completely rebuilt presets for richer deeper black and white
— *Zonals: Dynamic tools that use the latest masking tools ion LR for game-changing tone.
— Tints: Just the right hint of hue every time. Now with dimensional tinting using Lightroom latest features.
— Built for workflow. A decade of creating tools for efficiency make made Silver 3 the best yet. Take your days back.
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What Tools Do You Need?

Our preset collections work in Lightroom and Camera Raw/Photoshop. Presets are all about applying a look to single or groups of images and being able to do so in a non-destructive manner.

PW6 is geared not only to allow creative combinations but also speed, quick fixes and details like sharpening and grain. It’s our main preset collection and sits perfectly at the top of your go-to Lightroom tools. If you want a toolkit for everything that will help you work faster start with PW6.

Silver 3 is dedicated to amazing black and white. Most people that use Silver don’t need other plugins. It allows for a huge array of processes for black and white that use the color information in your files to make incredible silver looks. That combines with tools for mixing tone, tint and more and allows for endless combinations.

Actions work in Photoshop. Sometimes people get confused about the difference between actions and presets. Presets are one layer deep and the best starting point for general workflow, color and tone corrections. Actions use layers and more advanced tools and can give richer and more finesse retouching. Our actions use vertical editing which means you can run an action with one click and can add more on top to keep advancing your edit. The possibilities are endless. Actions and presets together make the perfect workflow.

Alchemist is our ultra powerful retouching actions. It has everything from skin surface tools and glamour effects to color overlays and sharpening tools. All with an easy to use vertical editing style with layers and groups that can be ticked on and off and altered to give your image a perfect look with infinite combinations. Alchemist will take your retouching to the next level and save you time in the process.

Lumist: These game-changing actions are all about being a master of Light. They allow you to see the types and zones in your image with a click using the Total Map. Then you can select any zone and apply an adjustment manually or use one of the many effects for light, color, and style and apply it to the entire image or just the selected zones. It takes the power of luminosity making but makes it so much more simple, visual and powerful.

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Who is Seim?

Seim is an award winning Master Photographer and educator constantly strives to understand and share subtleties of light. He’s a master of Lightroom and workflow loves quality. Back in 2007 as LR was getting started, Gavin released Power Workflow 1. Since then, he has designed a wide array of Actions and Presets as well the Award-winning EXposed Light Workshop.

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