Life before Photoshop

Old school graphic designer demonstrates what life was like before editing software was a thing

This lovely (non- nostalgic) video, made as a celebration of 25 years of Photoshop,shows Graphic Designer, Sean Adams, recite traditional processes by mocking up a print ad in analogue.


Before software like CorelDraw and Photoshop, ads, flyers, and all-sorts were designed by hand, pen and set-square. Just to get something typeset took a full 24 hours, and Letraset was a necessity, not just a quirk.