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
    ( 205 )
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Magazine cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • Banner ad
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Sticker
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  2. 2
    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
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 161 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • PowerPoint template
    • Signage
    • Infographic
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Menu
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • 3D
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Poster
    • Book cover
    • Flash banner
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 234 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Character or mascot
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Landing page design
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 102 )
    • 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
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 78 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & social media pack
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & business card
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • Character or mascot
    • Other design
    • Business card
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Stationery
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • Menu
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Brand guide
    • 3D
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 299 )
    • Book cover
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Facebook cover
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Product label
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Typesetting
    • Product packaging
    • Signage
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Banner ad
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand guide
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 75 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Other design
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Stationery
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Card or invitation
    • Banner ad
    • PowerPoint template
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Email
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Brochure
    • Tattoo
    • Character or mascot
    • Clothing or apparel
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 94 )
    • Book cover
    • Typesetting
    • Magazine cover
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Poster
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 55 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Product packaging
    • Business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Brand guide
    • Other packaging or label
    • Brochure
    • App design

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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