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Mid-Century Print Effects
for Photoshop
Tax included.

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  |








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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.