The word “Photoshop” is practically synonymous with graphic design—perhaps because so many designers use it to bring their ideas to life. Photoshop is piece of robust image editing software from Adobe that allows you to just about anything to a picture. But along with great power comes, well, great confusion. Learning the ins-and-outs of Photoshop can take a long time. If you have graphic design needs, the best way to guarantee a polished final design is to work with a photoshop expert.

Here are our picks for the best freelance photoshop designers to hire:

The 10 best freelance photoshop experts to hire in 2020

  1. 1
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 57 )
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 195 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Character or mascot
    • Sticker
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
    • Web page design
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 153 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
    • Product label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Web page design
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Social media page
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Merchandise
    • Banner ad
    • Tattoo
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Card or invitation
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 162 )
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Magazine cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Other art or illustration
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 94 )
    • Book cover
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Typesetting
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 94 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Signage
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Social media page
    • Banner ad
    • PowerPoint template
    • Book cover
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Magazine cover
    • Landing page design
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 48 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Web page design
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • App design
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 53 )
    • Logo design
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & business card
    • Character or mascot
    • Banner ad
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Card or invitation
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 82 )
    • Email
    • Web page design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Product packaging
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Card or invitation
    • Brochure
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 65 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Other design
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Stationery
    • Infographic
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
    • Banner ad
    • T-shirt
    • PowerPoint template
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Clothing or apparel

How did we choose these as the top photoshop experts?

Quality

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by Clouds940

At 99Designs, we rank every designer based on the quality of their designs. Our in-house team of experts evaluates them on technical skill, creative concepting and execution of design principles. We then rank each designer as Top, Mid or Entry Level.

Professionalism

Dealing with revisions can be stressful when you’re working with a freelance Photoshop designer who doesn’t follow good business practices. Knowing the importance of responsiveness and communication, we chose designers with excellent reputations for consideration on this list.

What to think about when hiring a photoshop designer

Finding the best Photoshop designer can be a bit of a process. But once you land on your perfect candidate, it will all be worth it. These are some of the most important considerations to keep in mind when hiring a Photoshop expert:

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  • Determine if there’s a stylistic match. Just because someone is a top Photoshop designer doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll be a great fit for your projects. Take a look at previous work samples to determine if the freelancer you’ve got your eye on has the potential to bolster your visual strategy.
  • See if they can talk the talk. If you have a design idea in mind, ask prospective Photoshop designers how they’d use Photoshop to accomplish the task. Ask specifically about what techniques they’ll be using (to determine their level of expertise) and make sure you understand what files you’ll be getting back (like the editable .PSD or a file that’s ready to go, optimized for the web).
  • Start with a small project. Before hiring someone to redo your entire brand identity, test for a fit by starting with a small test project, first. Going through the motions on this smaller task will also help you to understand if they’re a fit from a communications perspective!

Are you ready to hire an amazing freelance photoshop designer?

99Designs has done most of the legwork as far as finding your perfect Photoshop expert. With the right approach—like starting small and looking through their past designs to determine a stylistic fit—you’ll be ready to take your visual strategy to the next level.

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