Mid-Century Print Effects
for Photoshop

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 49 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 Adam's signature mid-century aesthetic. It's the next best thing to your own vintage Heidelberg and an endless supply of 70-year-old ink.


What's Included

  • 16 customizable Actions for creating bespoke print effects.
  • 24 automated Action Presets for results in seconds.
  • 10 x 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.

What You'll Dig

  • 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: CS6 or higher (Desktop Only)

For Experienced To Expert Users

Atomica is suited to users with a good working knowledge of Photoshop and are familiar with a layer-based workflow. The pack includes detailed written and video tutorials to get you up and running quickly.

Commercial License

Individuals, freelancers, creative agencies, and organizations with less than 250 million USD in annual revenue. 

The number of users allowed is equal to the number of users chosen at the time of purchase on the product page. This is displayed on your receipt as the product quantity.

Each user can install or use the Graphic Assets on up to two devices for use by the same user (e.g. a desktop at the studio and a laptop or iPad for home or travel). 


✔  Print and digital publishing projects including comics, book covers, magazines, editorial illustrations and picture books.

✔  Music packaging in physical and digital formats.

✔  Social media content for personal, company and client use.

✔  Branding, logos, stationery, posters and signage.

✔  Creation of digital stock illustration & photography for sale including NFT's.

✔  Art projects and personal work.

✔  Physical end products offered for sale such as homewares, apparel, product packaging, art-prints, greeting-cards, posters, etc (up to 250,000 units).

✔  Video advertising (up to 500,000 lifetime views).

✔  Use in broadcast, film and streaming content (up to 500,000 lifetime views).

✔  Print and outdoor advertising (local & national campaigns).

✔  Desktop, web, mobile, and video game applications (single app).


(!)  Use by organizations or subsidiaries thereof with annual revenue of more than $250 million USD.

(!)  Global or international print advertising campaigns.

(!)  Embedding in create-on-demand or design-it-yourself software or services (individuals selling finished artwork or products for sale on print-on-demand sites OK).

(!)  Any use over the limits described in the Allowed Uses section above.



✘  Sub-licensing, resale, sharing, transfer or redistribution either for free or payment.

✘  Installation into apps other than the app the Graphic Assets are designed for.

✘  Distribution via any physical or internet-connected storage device, cloud service or file-sharing website either for free or payment.

✘  Reverse-engineering and/or use of a True Grit product to create a similar product offered for free or for sale. 

The above is a summary of the key inclusions in our license. Additional terms and conditions apply. View the full User License Agreement here.

Dig It Or It's Free Guarantee

Try any product featuring the Dig It Or It's Free logo* and if you're not into it, it wasn't what you were expecting, didn't work with your system or simply isn't suited to the project you purchased it for, hit us up within 7 days for a refund.

*Value bundles not included. View full terms and conditions here.

Featured Artwork By Adam Nickel

Brisbane, Australia-based Adam Nickel is an illustrator 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.

Interview | Instagram | Website

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Reviewed by Matthew B.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Extremely Customizable + Thorough

Very cool actions that are all extremely customizable. The included how-to video is really thorough too and does a good job guiding you through what each setting does and how it can be tailored to fit your desired outcome.

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Great documentation

I was really pleased with the documentation and tutorial material supplied with this product. I won't lie and say that it's super simple. You'll need to take a moment to learn how to use these actions and get the best results. But the information you're provided with equips you to achieve the results you want. And the results are great. The paper textures are also lovely and I've found myself using these even when I wasn't using the rest of the actions.

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Reviewed by Anna B.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Next Level

These effects take my artwork to the next level. Easy to use and flexible, so you can tweak it for a lot of different outcomes. Recommend!

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I have easily integrated it into my workflow, and helps to give that texture and edge needed to quickly turn out an interesting aesthetic illustration. I am impressed by all the hand-made quality this action has. Love it!

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Reviewed by Manuel F.
Rated 5 out of 5

What a great action for Photoshop

I just wanted to thank you for this incredible action that allows me to give my work a vintage look. I've been trying to achieve something like this for 3 years, and suddenly, thanks to you, I did it. Thanks.

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Mid-Century Print Effects
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