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Ever Wondered How Designers "Photoshopped" Before Photoshop?

Kevin Whipps March 31, 2021 · 1 min read
When Photoshop first came on the scene back in 1988, the publishing industry was a very different place. Back then, there were no digital tools to create their devices, and everything was done manually using leaky pens and rubber cement. Good times, to be sure. With Adobe Photoshop being 25 years old at this point, the people at Lynda.com created a cool website and video (embedded below) walking you through the process of how people “photoshopped” things before Photoshop existed. It’s a fascinating watch, and it shows you why things in Photoshop are the way they are, and how difficult the process was back in the day. Isn’t it great living in the future?
Kevin Whipps is a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When he’s not working on one of the many projects in his queue, he’s looking for fun and irreverent things online to share with his friends.

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Hi! My name is Kevin Whipps, and I'm a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When I'm not working taking pictures of old cars and trucks, I'm either writing articles for Creative Market or hawking stickers at Whipps Sticker Co.

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