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 2019

  1. Top Level
    4.9
    ( 92 )
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Business card
    • Book cover
    • Social media page
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Banner ad
    • Product label
    • Other web or app design
    • Brochure
    • App design
    • Logo & business card
    • Landing page design
    • Email
    • WordPress theme design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Card or invitation
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  2. Top Level
    5.0
    ( 110 )
    • Book cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Character or mascot
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Product packaging
    • Other book or magazine
    • Social media page
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Merchandise
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Other web or app design
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
  3. Top Level
    5.0
    ( 92 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Character or mascot
    • Book cover
    • Logo design
    • Other art or illustration
    • T-shirt
    • Icon or button
    • Tattoo
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Cup or mug
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Card or invitation
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
  4. Top Level
    5.0
    ( 148 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Character or mascot
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Sticker
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  5. Top Level
    5.0
    ( 100 )
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • App design
    • Card or invitation
    • Poster
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
    • Landing page design
  6. Top Level
    4.9
    ( 46 )
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
  7. Top Level
    5.0
    ( 217 )
    • Book cover
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Card or invitation
  8. Top Level
    5.0
    ( 129 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Brand guide
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Illustration or graphics
    • App design
    • Merchandise
    • Banner ad
    • Tattoo
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • Signage
    • T-shirt
  9. Top Level
    5.0
    ( 10 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • Logo & business card
    • Product label
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Book cover
  10. Top Level
    5.0
    ( 123 )
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Magazine cover
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Brochure
    • Sticker
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack

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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