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

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    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 87 )
    • Book cover
    • Other design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Typesetting
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • T-shirt
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Brochure
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 134 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Brand guide
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Merchandise
    • Banner ad
    • Tattoo
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • Signage
    • T-shirt
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 23 )
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • Book cover
    • Icon or button
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Web page design
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other book or magazine
    • Landing page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
  4. 4
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 50 )
    • 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
  5. 5
    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
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 196 )
    • 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 business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Flash banner
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 222 )
    • 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. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 214 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Brand guide
    • Web page design
    • Business card
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • 3D
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Facebook cover
    • Other packaging or label
    • WordPress theme design
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Landing page design
    • Banner ad
    • Other art or illustration
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 115 )
    • Book cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Character or mascot
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Product packaging
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Social media page
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • 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
  10. 10
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 14 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Banner ad
    • T-shirt
    • Other business or advertising
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
  11. 11
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 160 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Character or mascot
    • Sticker
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  12. 12
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 74 )
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Email
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
  13. 13
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 147 )
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product packaging
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  14. 14
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 30 )
    • T-shirt
    • Web page design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Book cover
    • WordPress theme design
    • Product packaging
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Stationery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product label
    • Merchandise
    • Magazine cover
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • App design
    • Logo & business card
  15. 15
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 29 )
    • Web page design
    • Custom Wordpress Themes
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Email
  16. 16
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 352 )
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Product packaging
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
  17. 17
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 12 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Business card
  18. 18
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 105 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Facebook cover
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
  19. 19
    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
  20. 20
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 104 )
    • 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
    • App design
    • Logo & business card
    • Card or invitation
    • Poster
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
    • Landing page design
  21. 21
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 131 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Product packaging
    • PowerPoint template
    • Menu
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • Flash banner
  22. 22
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 28 )
    • App design
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • PowerPoint template
    • Icon or button
    • Banner ad
    • WordPress theme design
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
  23. 23
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • Email
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Facebook cover
    • Signage
    • Stationery
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Flash banner
    • Business card
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  24. 24
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 168 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other packaging or label
    • Merchandise
    • Other web or app design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Book cover
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Facebook cover
    • Character or mascot
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Icon or button
    • Other book or magazine
    • Landing page design
    • Cup or mug
    • Banner ad
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Logo & business card
    • Other business or advertising
  25. 25
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 413 )
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Other design
    • Print or packaging design
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • App design
    • Business card
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Web page design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Book cover
    • Email
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo & business card
    • Landing page design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brand guide
    • T-shirt
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Flash banner
    • Sticker
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
  26. 26
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Flash banner
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Other book or magazine
    • Brand guide
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • Book cover
  27. 27
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 72 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure
  28. 28
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 55 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Stationery
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
  29. 29
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 82 )
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • App design
    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Business card
    • Book cover
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brand guide
  30. 30
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 71 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Logo design
    • Landing page design
    • Other design
    • App design
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Social media page
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & business card
    • Icon or button

How did we choose these as the top photoshop experts?

Quality

photoshop design
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:

photoshop design
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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