We produce world-class sleight-of-hand magic tutorials which we sell via our partner company, Alakazam Magic.  Below are video trailers for all of our current products, plus a couple of videos about The Alchemy Tree itself.  To stream or download the full tutorials, including free tutorials, simply follow the links to the Alakazam Magic site.

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About The Alchemy Tree

A short introduction to The Alchemy Tree and what we stand for.  What can you expect from the site?

About Our Tutorials

Find out more about what goes into each of our videos.  We believe that our magic tutorials stand shoulder-to shoulder with the best in the world.

That’s a big claim.  Judge for yourself why.


A Practical & Magical Hole-Moving Miracle

Collin has taken one of close-up magic’s great plots and reworked and refined it over fifteen years of performance.

Imagine being able to take a spectator’s signed playing card, punch some holes in it and then openly move them around the card. The spectator can even feel both sides of the hole after it’s moved.

Unholey is Collin’s signature effect.  This single piece of magic has earned him more re-bookings than anything else he performs. And with just a little practice, it can do the same for you.  Check out the trailer to see how.

The perfect balance of magicality and practicality, Unholey is one of those rare effects which is …

  • Jaw-droppingly visual.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Easy to perform – there are NO complicated sleights.
  • And it resets instantly.
  • Plus, the card becomes an impossible souvenir displaying YOUR details. It’s a magical business card.

Download Unholey £12.99

Strip Shuffles & Running Cuts Box Set

Plus FREE Strip Cut Tutorial

When handling cards, you need to look the part. The strip shuffle has the elegance and style that you see in the movies. It’s more deceptive and easier to perform than a riffle shuffle and opens the door to many sleights.
This box set is perfect for beginner and those with an intermediate level of skill. As well as teaching you the basic strip shuffle, we’ve also included the following methods:
  • Stock control to keep your aces on top or bottom of the deck.
  • Two amazing Full deck controls, including the very deceptive up-the-ladder cut which will preserve any stack.
  • The elegant, totally false Vernon strip cut…
And as a bonus we’ve also included an in-depth look at the push-through shuffle and how to incorporate it with the up-the-ladder cut.
Plus, check out our Free Strip Shuffle Tutorial
If you’re interested in performing gambling effects with an authentic look, then this is the perfect box set for you.

FREE In-The-Hands Riffle Shuffle Tutorial

A well-executed riffle shuffle is not only a highly efficient way of mixing the deck, but an easy way to radiate competence and skill with a deck of cards.
Enjoy this in-depth tutorial with our compliments.

One-Handed Riffle Shuffle Tutorial

It’s hard to imagine a card move that suggests more skill and dexterity to a lay audience than the one-handed riffle shuffle.  Shuffle like a super-cool card master with this in-depth tutorial.

The Hindu Shuffle Box Set


Learn seven variations of card magic’s most versatile move, the Hindu Shuffle.

This shuffle is used by card technicians of all abilities and the box set is suitable for beginners, or anyone simply looking to add genuine sleight-of-hand into their magic. We go deep down into this technique to teach you:

  • Two variations of the basic technique
  • Top, bottom and full deck controls
  • A single card control
  • A secret card glimpse
  • And a convincing force

We then round up with a wholly original routine to give you the opportunity to incorporate the skills you’ve just learnt into a performance.

As with all Alchemy Tree tutorials, the box set is available with handlings for both left and right-handed magicians.

The Hindu Shuffle can set the groundwork for broad set of foundational skills. If you’re not familiar with it you’ll find everything you need right here

Straddle Grip Bottom Deal Tutorial

If you’d like to handle cards like a true card-shark, the Straddle Grip Bottom Deal is a great place to start.
It’s incredibly impressive to lay-people and, although it will take a fair degree of dedication, it’s one of the easier false deals to master.
As always, the move is filmed from multiple angles and broken down into bite size pieces to make it easier to learn.
This is the perfect starting point for building a gambling moves card-arsenal.

Benzais Spin-Out Tutorial

If you’d like to elevate yourself from “someone who does card tricks” to a true card technician, check out the super cool Benzais Spin-Out.
Spectators will love seeing you produce any number of selected cards from the centre of a tabled deck. This beautiful revelation is perfect for Ace Productions or gambling-style reveals

The False Switch Cut

Easy-to-perform card moves, which are also thoroughly deceptive, are the Holy Grail for card-workers.
The False Switch Cut is both of those things: an in-the-hands false triple-cut that can be learnt in minutes and is so good that you can fool yourself!  Plus it MAY be original to The Alchemy Tree!  A  great addition to any card-arsenal

JW Grip

An Instant Vanish And Appearance Of A Coin

The JW Grip is The Alchemy Tree’s first coin tutorial and it’s a lightning fast vanish and production from an open hand.  It looks stunning!

The good news is that it’s NOT a knuckle-buster and it’s achievable in no time … even by a beginner. It’s the perfect opening to any coin routine and your audience will credit you with far more skill than it takes to learn the move.

As with all Alchemy Tree Tutorials, the JW Grip is taught in depth and with total precision.  There’s no unnecessary waffle, just the important points that make this sleight look like real magic.

Look out for more coin sleights and routines coming shortly.

Walter Mitty

Multiple Cards-To-Pocket Routine With A Kicker Ending

Simon’s award-winning multiple card-to-pocket routine is now available for everyone to learn … and all you’ll need is a pack of cards and a pen.
It’s terrific routine for getting loads of spectators involved.  Plus, it starts and ends clean, and resets in seconds.  The boys teach versions for those who want to perform with or without a jacket.
The tutorial also includes over thirty-minutes of expert, in-depth tuition for all of the sleights and moves, including:

  • The Multiple Shift
  • Palming
  • The Tilt
  • The Turnover Double Lift

Also comes with FREE Card-Worker’s Basic Toolbox

Out Of The Blue

A Super-Clean Colour-Changing Deck

Out Of The Blue is so much more than just another card trick. It’s a Masterclass on sleights, routining, timing and misdirection.
The colour-changing deck must be one of the most eye-popping effects you can do with a deck of cards. This version is a real worker and ends clean.
As with all Alchemy Tree tutorials, the attention to detail is second-to-none and includes easy and more advanced handlings, as well as nine in-depth tutorials on the following sleights:
  1. The Classic Pass
  2. Hit Double Lift
  3. One-handed Top-Palm
  4. Simple Erdnase top-Palm
  5. Palming fundamentals
  6. T.G. Murphy Deck-flip
  7. Thumb Fan
  8. Swing Cut
  9. Charlier Cut
So, if you’ve ever wanted to perfect any of these slights, these alone will be worth the price of the download.
We also give you a complete breakdown of the routining and timing to make this a lesson on how to make your sleight of hand invisible