Detailed artistic PS edits for portraits and beyond.
Great photos don't just happen. That pure vivid perfect look comes from finishing touches. The ones that make your photos incredible and that used to be hard, until Nitty Gritty actions. Where Lumist focuses on tone and Alchemist on wider retouching. Nitty Gritty making creative layered combo effects easy.
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25+ Epic Actions for Photoshop CS6-CC (English)
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...
best high contrast
"Love love mine! the creme infra red is by far the best high contrast black and White I have found"
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.
I already have many of your presets and actions, used daily, especially BlackRoom and Lumist. I find the zone maps very good.
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!
"I LOVE H2.1, broddah! Great job"
WOW! I love 'em. Even though I have Film Pack and Nik, your presets are extraordinary.
Seim put a lot of thought into these presets
It's clear Seim put a lot of thought into these presets.
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.
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.
Ready to get rid of all other actions. They just seem in the way!
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.
I love all of them...
I have NHDR 4.0, BlackRoom, and Lumist. I love all of them.
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.
Just downloaded... the presets are spectacular... thank you!
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.
I love your actions.
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.
I'm really pleased.
I bought Blackroom and Lumist and I'm really pleased.
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.
I have to say that without BlackRoom
I have to say that without BlackRoom I could have been working on this for hours to get the same result.
I love that it saves me time
Gav, I make it a point to purchase your products and use them with capture one 22. I love that it saves me time having to work on my images.
Have loved your PS actions for years now and am excited about the LR series!
These presets are amazing. All of Gavin's work and products are superb.
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...
Gavin, SS 2 is fantastic.
Hollywood Effects 2 rocks
"These Hollywood Effect 2.1 Actions...ROCK!!!! Do you hear ME? ROCK!"
"I have been using HW Effects like crazy today!! Awesome"
I am having enormous fun with the actions I have to say. Enormous. You have done a great job!
Awesome is the right word
Again Seim Effects delivers! - Well done Gav - Fab set.
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
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!
Changed the way I now expose and create images.
Lumist is the set of Photoshop actions which helped me see and adapt both the light and the shadows using the Zone System. Having these new tools changed the way I now expose and create images.
Thank you for your pragmatic approach by explaining and porting ‘old school’ techniques, like the Zone System, into the modern digital era where Photoshop rules the way we create photos.
Really impressed with your Silver 5 presets
Am really impressed with your Silver 5 presets and have some great feedback on images I have used them on.
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.
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!
Just bought the pack. Simply amazing. I just bought a Leica M10M and using your tools it really comes to life.
Love your actions for photoshop
Hi Gavin, love your actions for photoshop, they're a fantastic time-saver.
"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"
"Outstanding Photoshop Actions" - "If you photograph people, you need this inexpensive set of actions"
"I am in LOVE with the ease and versatility of this set, Gavin! Thanks so much for the LR4 version."
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.
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.
Happy as a clam!
I purchased a few days ago and am happy as a clam.
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.
Alchemist is amazing. Just using it for the first time on some headshots for a client.
Cant wait for more
"I cant wait till you come out with more actions and presets. Keep making them They are awesome!!!"
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.
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.
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!
This set of actions works so perfect! very easy to work with.
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.
This is amazing! Best actions I ever purchased, crystal clear explanation how using the actions. thank you Gavin ...
I absolutely love your presets
I absolutely love your presets. I'm an enthusiast/hobbyist and use Capture One (as I'm a fuji shooter). I'm tired of spending hours with plug-ins like the Nik collection, etc, and your tools have helped me avoid that 95% of the time and stay within C1.