Ever wonder what it be like to be a Graphic Artist before Photoshop or any other design softwares?
30 years ago, design was entirely different. They used traditional tools from ruler, french curves all the way to xeroxes. Layout design back then was done with a painstaking process. Watch this tribute video from Lynda.com (celebrating Photoshop 25th Anniversary) Sean Adams recreate a magazine layout with the traditional tools to simulate how graphic artist works 30 years ago.
It is fascinating to see the traditional tools embedded in Photoshop.
Do you ever wonder why it appears red when you are doing masking, because it is emulating the traditional rubyliht.
Back then, graphic artist require skills on craftsmanship, and I personally believe that few individuals are qualified to be one. Today, to be in this career it is becoming more and more easy by the help of the design softwares that we are familiar to now.
Embrace the technological advancement in graphic design today because if we look back to the pioneers, it is amazing to know how hard the process it takes to produce a publishing design back then.