Mid-Century Print Effects
for Photoshop

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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 Alyson P.
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Rated 5 out of 5

My favorite so far!

This set has been my favorite so far - I love the effect they add to my designs. I finally feel like I can accurately create all of the vintage-inspired ideas I have!

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Great customer service

5 stars bc I accidentally bought this during a sale expecting it to be for procreate and they exchanged it for two!! Procreate products that totaled more than the sale price I paid for this and I can’t believe they did that, love the sets they sent too. Thank you!!

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The Perfect Pack

The effects in this pack are exactly what I was looking for. Easy to install, easy to use, easy to edit all for a great price.

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Reviewed by Oliver S.
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Rated 5 out of 5

The perfect textures to illustrate the essence of the American Dream!

How these textures remind me of my younger days with my perfect nuclear family. Mom, dad, 2.5 children, and even a robotic housekeeper! We were truly living the American dream. Of course, that all changed when Pops relapsed into his opiate addiction; he had been prescribed morphine during the war and could never quite get that monkey off his back. When he wasn’t chasing the dragon, Dad would take to drinking and, boy, was he a mean drunk. Whenever Pops stumbled back home three sheets to the wind, he’d get an earful from Mom and this would always prove, not only an exercise in futility, but an exercise in masochism as Dad would proceed to beat her mercilessly. Later he’d blame it on one thing or another: his experiences in the war, his Irish heritage, a bad day at work… Whatever the case, he’d promise dearly that he’d never get violent again and resolve to be a better man. Bad habits die hard and soon enough he’d return to his old ways. Whenever they fought, your young author would take solace in his old comic books and serials, getting absorbed into the pages, soaking into the very fibres of the halftone graphics, and escaping into the parasocial friendships forged simply by the act of reading.

I’m an old man now, but my wit remains sharp as a knife! Upon finding these textures I was instantly transported back to my childhood and was stunned to discover that True Grit Texture Supply has provided the perfect tools and resources to create my own classic designs inspired by…

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Reviewed by Felipe A.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Atomica's way of living

I got so obsessed with these gritty textures and printing offsets that I can't say anymore if I'm living in 2023 or 1943.

Please, somebody help me.

P.S.: Jokes aside, this bundle helped me A LOT and I highly recommend it to anyone out there searching for an authentic vintage look to their projects.

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