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 2018

Top Level
5.0
( 33 )
  • Logo design
  • Other design
  • Logo & business card
  • Web page design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Product label
  • T-shirt
  • Other business or advertising
  • Icon or button
  • Business card
Top Level
5.0
( 78 )
  • Book cover
  • Poster
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Magazine cover
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other book or magazine
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Sticker
  • Brochure
  • Other web or app design
  • Logo & business card
  • Business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 90 )
  • Logo design
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Logo & business card
  • T-shirt
  • Product label
  • Character or mascot
  • Sticker
  • Other design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Signage
  • Business card
  • Brand guide
Top Level
5.0
( 23 )
  • Logo design
  • Stationery
  • Other design
  • Business card
  • Logo & business card
  • T-shirt
  • Social media page
  • Print or packaging design
  • Icon or button
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
5.0
( 80 )
  • Book cover
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Character or mascot
  • Banner ad
  • Poster
  • Other design
  • Icon or button
  • Product packaging
  • Social media page
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo design
  • Facebook cover
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • T-shirt
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Other book or magazine
  • Infographic
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
5.0
( 41 )
  • Email
  • Web page design
  • Logo design
  • Brochure
  • Logo & business card
  • Landing page design
  • Product packaging
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other book or magazine
  • Signage
  • Product label
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Poster
  • Other web or app design
  • Other packaging or label
  • App design
  • Menu
  • Magazine cover
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 85 )
  • Web page design
  • Landing page design
  • WordPress theme design
  • Other design
  • App design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo design
  • Banner ad
  • Other web or app design
  • Brochure
  • T-shirt
  • PowerPoint template
  • Menu
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Icon or button
  • Business card
Top Level
5.0
( 60 )
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Web page design
  • Email
  • Banner ad
  • Landing page design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Poster
  • Facebook cover
  • Stationery
  • Signage
  • Logo & business card
  • Infographic
  • Flash banner
  • Business card
  • Product label
  • PowerPoint template
  • Other web or app design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Icon or button
  • Brochure
Top Level
5.0
( 141 )
  • App design
  • Web page design
  • Other web or app design
  • Landing page design
  • Other design
  • Banner ad
  • Facebook cover
  • Logo design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Icon or button
  • Book cover
  • WordPress theme design
  • Sticker
  • Stationery
  • Social media page
  • Product packaging
  • Cup or mug
  • Signage
  • Product label
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Other art or illustration
  • Menu
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Flash banner
  • Email
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
Top Level
5.0
( 60 )
  • Book cover
  • Other design
  • Typesetting
  • Other book or magazine
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other art or illustration
  • Product label
  • Logo design
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Other packaging or label
  • Product packaging
  • T-shirt
  • Poster
  • Magazine cover
  • Logo & hosted website

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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