As the importance of digital photography grows, image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop has increased its use and popularity.
However, learning to work with Photoshop is not easy. Software is expensive, and the path to learning is quite steep. You really need to commit to learning the software from the outside as well as the inside. It takes more than technical skills, you have to be creative if you want to progress in Photoshop.
However, learning how to use the power of Photoshop can be very rewarding. Mastering the realm of Photoshop visual graphics can give you a pretty good income. Good editing and creative skills in Photoshop can open up a career opportunity for you, whether you work full-time or part-time.
Here are 12 ways you can make money as a freelancer using your Photoshop skills:
1. Open a photo montage service
One of the possible businesses that you can start is offering digital image editing and image optimization services. You basically get the less perfect image of your client and turn it into a masterpiece. It is crucial to offer high quality service at a reasonable price.
2. Write Photoshop tutorials
You can write and sell your tutorials on sites or article directories, anywhere from $10 to $100, depending on the length and quality of your tutorial. Be prepared to write a tutorial of at least 1000 words, explaining in detail step by step, with a print screen attached. Examples of tutorial topics may include effects/image manipulation, contemporary web design, special effects or filter effects. You can use sites like eHow.com, or find freelance job postings from websites that need Photoshop content.
3. Create a site for tutorials and earn money through advertising
You can also create your own blog or website where you can publish the tutorials you do, and make money from the site through advertising. You can use contextual advertising such as Google AdSense, use a banner advertising network such as BurstMedia, or a combination or combination of several models and advertising networks.
4. Make a video tutorial
You can also make money by creating video versions of Photoshop tutorials. You can make money by advertising, or by merging advertising programs such as the YouTube Partner Program.
5. Make Money Making a Photo Database
You can combine your Photoshop and photography skills to create a photo database. Photos can be used as content for film production or video. There are also a number of free photo paid sites such as Dreamstime, and you can earn up to 20% to 65% off the selling price of your photos, depending on the exclusivity of your offer.
6. Open an image restoration service
You can also open a service to restore or improve image quality, or repair old/damaged images, including faded, stained, torn, missing parts, badly colored, water-damaged images, and more. Historical societies, museums, and even families with old family photographs and photographic inherited objects can use this type of service. You can fix the color, remove the background images, or remove the other people in the image. Other services may include copying old photos, even those that do not need to be repaired.
7. Start a graphic design business
You can mark yourself as a graphic designer whose main expertise is editing through Photoshop. The freelance sites like eLance.com, Fiverr for example, has plenty of new jobs posted looking for Photoshop experts. People are looking for help with brochure design, digital photo editing, Photoshop mock-up on the homepage of a new website, removing background images, and, among other things, a cover image for printed catalogs. You can process the images professionally and prepare them for any market.
8. Create a social media page to create a background for the pages and create a logo
More and more businesses are being created on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to increase interaction with their customers and colleagues. These professionals and businesses need specially designed designs for the background templates and profile pictures on their fan pages. These businesses need to incorporate their brand and the information they need to convey their background and profile image to the fan page creatively. This is a growing branch that can be done by a Photoshop expert.
9. Start a web design business
You can create professional web design or through photo templates. As a Photoshop expert you can set the layout and overall theme of the site. There are also options to customize blog themes as is the case with WordPress, including wallpapers and custom title design. You can join a developer to code the web design you have created.
10. Start a business designing with Photoshop
Another option is to start a business designing mice from images you have created with Photoshop. Using Photoshop, you can create a cool work of art that will look great on T-shirts and other clothing. T-shirts are one of the most popular textiles in the world and your originality, creativity and skills in using Photoshop can allow you to create a unique design for your business.
11. Start a greeting card business
Images created with Photoshop can also be used to create greeting cards. You can create special cards with a contemporary theme; to create abstract and graphic images and maps, which are used in special typographic design. You can sell your creations to companies established for greeting cards, or start your own line of cards.
12. Start an art design business
With your knowledge of Photoshop, you can use art design for CDs, magazines, postcards and billboards. You can also create a book and an e-book. Other possibilities include packaging design, movie posters, and even online advertisements.
Above ones are just a few ideas on how you can use Photoshop to make money.