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
    ( 66 )
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Tattoo
    • Stationery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other business or advertising
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 155 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Other design
    • Brand guide
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • PowerPoint template
    • Facebook cover
    • Banner ad
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 97 )
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Web page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo design
    • Stationery
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 202 )
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Magazine cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Other book or magazine
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Sticker
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 187 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Icon or button
    • Brand guide
    • Social media page
    • Business card
    • App design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Landing page design
    • Banner ad
    • Tattoo
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Infographic
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Card or invitation
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 92 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Business card
    • Other design
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 87 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Stationery
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Icon or button
    • Typesetting
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • App design
    • Infographic
    • Banner ad
  8. 8
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 131 )
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • App design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Landing page design
    • Poster
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Infographic
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 54 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Product packaging
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Brand guide
    • Other packaging or label
    • Brochure
    • App design
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 129 )
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Book cover
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • App design
    • Merchandise
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
    • 3D

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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