Video Shows What Life Was Like For Graphic Designers BEFORE Photoshop

By: | July 19th, 2015


Luckily, I’m young enough to never remember a time before Photoshop.

And as someone who works in web marketing, I truly recognize the importance of Photoshop and use it for a myriad of tasks on a daily basis.

The video below from portrays the insane amount of work graphic designers used to have to put in before Photoshop to do simple things we take for granted, like perfecting the type set.

What Photoshop can do in a blink of an eye, once required rapidograph pens, T-squares, rubber cement, Exacto knives, rulers, and more.

Follow along as Sean Adams mocks up a layout with a variety of traditional design tools that takes you back to an era before Photoshop existed.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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