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Atomica

Mid-Century Print Effects
for Photoshop

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 36 reviews


Relive the Atomic age and effortlessly reproduce the analog imperfections of mid-century printing from the comfort of your digital studio.


Developed in collaboration with illustrator and mid-century print obsessive Adam Nickel, Atomica is crafted with speed and customization in mind, using authentic textures and source materials inspired by Adams signature mid-century aesthetic. It's the next best thing to your own vintage Heidelberg and an endless supply of 70 year old ink.



How Does It Work?




Here's what you get:

  • 16 customizable Actions for creating bespoke print effects.
  • 24 automated Action Presets for results in seconds.
  • 1 x PSD Effects Template (4000px X 4000px) for use in combination with the actions, adding instant paper textures to your work.
  • 10 x additional paper texture PSDs made from authentic source materials.
  • 1 x installation guide.
  • 1 x written user guide and tutorial.
  • 1 x detailed video tutorial.
  • 1 x paper texture cheat sheet.


Key Features:

  • Pro-built in collaboration with Illustrator Adam Nickel.
  • Faithfully reproduces Edge Pigment, Edge Starve, Ink Absorption and Ink Mottling effects common to Mid-Century printing in multiple combinations.
  • Roughens and distresses your artwork.
  • Fast and easy-to-use with detailed instructions included.
  • Choose between fully-customizable or ultra-fast automated actions.
  • Our non-destructive process keeps your original artwork intact.
  • Fully-editable. Fine tune your results in seconds with complete control over ink color, texture scale and intensity even after the action has run.
  • Run Actions with or without interactive instructions.
  • Built with authentic textures and paper samples from mid-century artifacts and ephemera.


Photoshop skill level:

Perfect for regular Photoshop users with a good working knowledge of the app's core features and user-interface. Not compatible with Photoshop for iPad.

 

 

     

         

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    About Adam Nickel

    Brisbane Australia based Adam Nickel is an illustrator's who wears his influences proudly on his sleeves. Inspired by the honesty and warmth of mid-century era illustration, Adam's work is a masterclass in texture, tactility, craft and concept. 

    Despite an impressive list of international publishing, fashion and lifestyle clients including Mr Porter, Mens Health, Deus Ex Machina, Utility Skate Shop, New Scientist and The Guardian, Adam still finds the time to apply the same craft and attention to detail to an endless line of custom motorcycle builds and personal art projects.

    More about Adam:

    Interview  |  Instagram  |  AdamNickel.com

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Reviewed by Jason S.
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      Rated 5 out of 5

      Making memories

      When i was a kid, my grandfather had a bunch of old 50's magazines. I remember looking at the adverts and print, this tool, this incredible plug-in, took me right back to holding those magazines!

      And now, with the fact that i can create those 'looks' myself, with art or design I create is incredible! This plug-in is undeniably an asset for anyone who wants to create nostalgic feels, or just have an awesome tool in their arsenal.

      The paper textures! WOW! this just adds to the look, and is incredibly realistic. Printing these A1 or bigger gives an incredible sense of real paper texture and gets a lot of people commenting on that aspect. Or simply "Where did you find this retro poster?"

      My thanks to True Grit for this and other awesome products!

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      Reviewed by Robert S.
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      Rated 5 out of 5

      great product!

      Took me a minute to play around with it and figure it out but the instructions and video were easy to follow. Once I understood what I was doing it was really easy to adjust my work, customize the layers and create variations to achieve the look I was going for.

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      Reviewed by MacNeill C.
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      Rated 5 out of 5

      Looks super cool, approaching learning curve presently...

      The effects are awesome in TG examples, but this is deep photoshop stuff, and it looks like it definitely requires some deep learning. Can't wait to figure it out!

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      Reviewed by Jason S.
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      Rated 5 out of 5

      This is one of the greatest add ons for Photoshop I have ever used

      You want something to literally look like it was printed in the good old days, well look no further!!!

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      Reviewed by Jonny B.
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      Rated 5 out of 5

      Inspiringly Fantastic

      Honestly, I've seen work with this kind of effect before and always hated that I couldn't achieve it. I'm simply a painter inside of photoshop and was apprehensive about whether I would find the actions easy enough to use and whether or not I'd be able to use them as they are meant to be used. Boy was I overwhelmingly surprised at just how easy, quick and perfect they are to use! Once you get the hang of each thing and the different results you can achieve, you'll be producing strikingly retro art in no time! Worth the money like all true grit products! Thank you so much!

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      Product Specifications At A Glance
      System Requirements

      Suitable for skilled to expert Photoshop users.

      SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop CS6 or higher (desktop only).
      HARDWARE: 2.4ghz processor or higher.
      MEMORY: 8gb RAM or higher. (16+ recommended).
      STORAGE: 1.25gb of available storage space.
      LANGUAGE: Included actions run in English only.