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
    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
  2. 2
    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
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 95 )
    • 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
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 264 )
    • Book cover
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Facebook cover
    • Icon or button
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Product label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Banner ad
    • WordPress theme design
    • Product packaging
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Typesetting
  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
    ( 147 )
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Brochure
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • 3D
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Tattoo
    • Social media page
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 84 )
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Web page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Social media page
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Product label
    • Stationery
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo design
    • Email
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 165 )
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Signage
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Logo design
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Illustration or graphics
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other packaging or label
    • Infographic
    • Business card
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other web or app design
    • Menu
    • Product label
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Logo & business card
    • Other book or magazine
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 45 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Infographic
    • Other web or app design
    • Business card
    • Social media page
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Logo & hosted website
  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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by Mike Barnes
  • 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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