Fast WOW edits for portraits and beyond.

Great images don't just happen. That pure vivid perfect look comes from the finishing touches. The ones that make your photos incredible and that used to be hard, until there was Nitty Gritty actions.

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25+ Epic Actions for Photoshop CS6-CC (English)

  • The WOW Look! Complex portrait effects min moments.
  • Art Actions: Create one-of-a-kind effects with powerful control.
  • Vertical Editing: Every action stacks for easy non destructive workflow.
  • Sharpness: Advanced tools make your details better.
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Deep layer edits without hours of work.

You know when you see that perfect rich but detailed image and you think, how did they do that? Controlling light is the heart of image making, but after you have the light  you need finishing look to bring it home. The people, the landscapes, the surfaces that your light is illuminating needs to be perfect.

That's where Nitty Gritty comes in. It's not merely a few of fun sharpening, smoothing and grunge actions. This is the final stop for a perfect image, no matter what kind of image you create. This is where that Amazing look comes form.

When I started designing these, I imagined a mini-collection, to fill a niche. But it grew into something more as I worked. This is not a frilly color effects collection. This is something that rivals our game changing tools like Alchemist and Like all our actions Nitty Gritty is amazing on it's own but it also works hand in hand with our powerful system of actions that will change the way you work.

Dramatic Meets Sharp: You've got the light under your control now it's time to put the final finishing touches in your image. The techniques that give pro's that dramatic richness and sharp detail. That is exactly what Nitty Gritty is designed for.

Art Actions you Can Rely On: Everyone loves a perfectly balanced illustrative looks or rich dramatic light. So we made actions designed to create those looks give you rich and totally controllable art effects without going too far.

Vertical Editing: We know that no one likes trying to figure out whether or not two actions work together, so every Every Action in Nitty Gritty stacks with every other action in Nitty Gritty and out other packs.

What photographers are saying...

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Again Seim Effects delivers! - Well done Gav - Fab set.

Gary Mailer

Excellent Service

Excellent customer service, and if I got nothing else seeing the Zone Map is making me think more about light and tones. Well worth it!

Lisa Bartek Reynoldson

Can't get enough

I absolutely love your Naked Elements texture set! Any chance of a 2nd set coming out in the near future? I can't get enough of it.

Terrence

Awesome

"I have been using HW Effects like crazy today!! Awesome"

Eric Guggenheim - Bass Pro Shops Staff

Love'em

I love your actions.

Harold Dunn

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

Jay Taylor

I LOVE SILVER 4!

I LOVE SILVER 4... I feel that your C1 styles give me a really professional look. The hardest part of using them is deciding which "film" to use.

Elissa Dellosso

best high contrast

"Love love mine! the creme infra red is by far the best high contrast black and White I have found"

Courtney S

I bought Lumist a few weeks ago. And wow it has really been a great tool in Photoshop. If you pay attention to tonal levels and want to make quick powerful action adjustments by selecting tonal levels rather than the blunt tool of luminosity masks you will love this set of actions.

Phillip Ziegler

Highly reccommended

Lumist gives you an easy way to see and adjust every tone value in your image with surgical precision, and that's just the beginning. I can't recommend this product highly enough. Thanks for all the work you put into this, Gavin!

Mark Hutto

Best actions!

This is amazing! Best actions I ever purchased, crystal clear explanation how using the actions. thank you Gavin ...

Mimi

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

John

Silver Shadows is awesome

Silver Shadows is awesome. I use them more than Nik Silver Efex now.

John Francis - Owner

Happy as a clam!

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

Vicki Yeates

Awesome

Awesome is the right word

Mike Jackson

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

Wonderful!

Gavin, these are wonderful. I was so impressed with Lumist that I had to get Alchemist too. I use both sets every time I work in Photoshop. They make good images even better. I'm amazed at what these sets can do. Recently I used the Pura skin brush to take some extra wrinkles out of clothing. Works great on everything! Alchemy eyes and the tooth brush also have many interesting uses. These are fantastic tools!

Kimberly Gordon

Love these

I have these - by far the best set of actions I've purchased in a long while. Credit where it's due, I love them!

Lorraine Jardim

Love this new version...

Love this new version----it is subtly different!!!! Genius!!

Bill Polkinhorn

For ANYONE who has not purchased HE2, this is one of the best set of actions out there, right now. No matter how nice the image, I can always count on selecting "Magica" ...to take it to the next level. Lots of quality options, AND user friendly...

Troy Davidson

Your presets, profiles and actions are extraordinary.

Your presets, profiles, and actions are extraordinary. I have Muse which I LOVE. Sharpist is how I got connected with you through Larry Vogel.

LauraLee Humes

The Best

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

Sam Collins

I'm very pleased with the result from Seim Sharpist. I own a large collection of sharpening plug-ins and scripts. The combined sharpening effect from Seim Sharpist makes for a print with a lot of visual pop. It's my new "go to" sharpening tool.

Glenn Mitchell

difference is clear and visible

I wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that I have compared Hollywood effect actions to some of the best actions and plugins and every time it is no comparison. I use on one suite 5.1, as well as actions from several other companies. The cheapest action set was 200.00 and they do not compare to the actions in Hollywood effects. I use Porcelain retouch on almost every portrait, it's natural and beautiful. I've done the comparison and if anyone wants to see the difference just ask it's clear and visible. for portraits Hollywood effects is better then anything I have tried and a fraction of the cost, thanks for making such great products I'm a huge fan. Thanks.

Lisa Hunt

excellent and will save a great deal of time.

Many thanks for the presets, they are excellent and will save a great deal of time. I've used several others but most need so much tinkering I might as well start from scratch

Ian Thompson - Owner

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

Troy D Davidson

"Hi Gavin. I just wanted to say how impressed I am with Power Workflow and Hollywood Effects. I've just spent a while playing with them after downloading, and they are amazing. The "semi auto" Lightroom preset alone is worth the money (Lightroom "auto" always makes the image too light), let alone all the other fantastic stuff. Thanks for all your work and the really sensible price"

Bruce Cairns

I am very pleased so far...

Bought it today and gave it a try for a couple of hours - have to say I am very pleased so far. Great starting point.

Gert Sørensen

Can't wait to dig deeper

"I just wanted to say that I LOVE these Actions & I can’t wait to dig deeper into them"

Bill

WOW

I finally purchased Lumist, yesterday, and was wowed immediately by the difference it makes. As a novice, it's my first introduction to zones, and I'm thrilled to have the new action.

Ron Hoehn

"Your monochrome set is the best out there"

John

50 bucks I have spent in a while...

For the critics here, have you ever tried these presets, if you have not then maybe you should before you comment! Best 50 bucks I have spent in a while, but maybe I'm a dummy.

Ian Kydd

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

You will quickly find great B&W edits...

These are the first actions I ever purchased for LR I used them today several times and I must say I am really impressed. I have NIK and a few other B&W programs for PS but these are really well made and if you follow the training video you will quickly find great B&W edits to start with saving lots of time then you just tweak them to your taste and style.

Paul Seymour

Sesnational

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

Shutterbug review

"Outstanding Photoshop Actions" - "If you photograph people, you need this inexpensive set of actions"

Jo Farace - Shutter bug

I was using HE2 sampler so followed your advise and got pack It truly is amazing, I have tried forever to get that professional look consistently but always seem to fall just a little under what I see in other examples I really feel like this takes my work to the next level, cannot wait to see what kind of ROI I see take a look at the picture attached, it's incredible and used your actions Thanks again will be back in next couple weeks to get essentials.

Lisa Hunt

Great

This is a great plug-in for Photoshop and doing exposure correction. It takes a lot of the mystery out of the Zone System of exposure. It is quite easy to work and to deal with. I highly recommend it. Also, Lumist works with the Alchemy actions also from Seim.

Mike Perry

I'm really pleased.

I bought Blackroom and Lumist and I'm really pleased.

Jean-Christophe

Excited

Have loved your PS actions for years now and am excited about the LR series!

Chelsea

Hollywood Effects 2 rocks

"These Hollywood Effect 2.1 Actions...ROCK!!!! Do you hear ME? ROCK!"

Troy Davidson

Works perfect

This set of actions works so perfect! very easy to work with.

Hugh Mobley

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

Gokhan Cukurova

Very Happy

"VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS ....."

Kirsti

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

fabulous

"Oh My Gosh..... I love love your, yummy BW action in Photoshop... It is just absolutely fabulous"

Natasha Roos

Gavin, SS 2 is fantastic.

Paul Donihue

I am having enormous fun with the actions I have to say. Enormous. You have done a great job!

Shirlene Yunus

I love BlackRoom...

I love BlackRoom, it rocks! I'm also hoping to up my street photography game - I can't wait to get out and shoot some pics at the annual Bern Onion Market

Alwyn Greer

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

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

Cant wait for more

"I cant wait till you come out with more actions and presets. Keep making them They are awesome!!!"

Michelle

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

Seim put a lot of thought into these presets

It's clear Seim put a lot of thought into these presets.

Professional Photographer Magazine - Publisher

Amazing...

Alchemist is amazing. Just using it for the first time on some headshots for a client.

Michael Turek

Great Job

"I LOVE H2.1, broddah! Great job"

Troy Davidson

definitely the best money I've spent

I just downloaded Silver Shadows and it is definitely the best money I've spent on presets in a very, very long time! Thank you!

Lisa Cahill Bolinger

These presets are amazing. All of Gavin's work and products are superb.

Sam Mike

Spectacular...

Just downloaded... the presets are spectacular... thank you!

Sidney Clark
                   

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With everyone and their uncle selling "Pro Photo Tools" these days, why buy Seim. I know you're skeptical about new tools and most companies offer little to no guarantee. But I'm confident and you deserve tools you’ll use and love. So, buy any one of our products and try them for 7 days; if after that you feel dissatisfied, send me an email within 31 days of your purchase and let me know the problem. I'll fix it, exchange it, or refund your money. Whatever you decide. My IRON guarantee.

Who is this Seim Guy?

Gavin Seim was born in Washington State and started studying photography in 1997 and begin working professionally using film at age 16. As digital dawned, Gavin studied with masters like Ken Whitmire and in 2009 founded the Pro Photo Show podcast, became a pioneer in digital editing and instruction. With the launch of Lightroom V1, he started developing tools for professionals. Gavin photographed around the USA and earned a Master of Photography (M.Photog) from PPA. His workshops and tools have been featured in publications across the industry and he was given the prestigious HotOne award for his "EXposed" Master Class on Zones and light. Gavin now lives in Mexico, the land of magical light making photos and videos, creating content for his Youtube channel, and designing tools and classes to make photographers successful.

Gavin Seim

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