Photutorial Guide to Shutterstock

Get the most out of your money

Since its launch in 2003, Shutterstock’s online marketplace has grown to become one of the world’s leading providers of stock photos, vectors, illustrations, videos, and music. While it started out offering affordable stock photos, Shutterstock has expanded its offerings over the years to meet the needs of all types of creative professionals.

However, behind that simple search interface is a vast collection of over 400 million assets covering just about any visual need. In Photutorial Guide to Shutterstock, we explore the many ways to find the perfect asset for your project, whether it be through keywords, categories, collections, or the innovative Spectral search. We also provide tips on collaborating with others on shot lists, using lightboxes to organize your finds, and properly licensing media for your intended use case.

Whatever visuals you need to communicate your message, you can likely find them on Shutterstock. And we’re here to help you do just that.

Shutterstock guide