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Hi all, I'm a new contributor, an illustrator and designer. I have been searching about this for a while but couldn't find an answer.

Q1. Since shutterstock limits keywords to 50, I was wondering if it is necessary to use obvious words like say your image is an illustration, to use "illustration" or "graphic" as a keyword? Seems kind of silly to use "photo" if the image was a photo categorised under "photos"

I have looked at other illustrators and they seem to have used really obvious words like "illustration" and "vector", though I imagine if the image was already selected under illustration as a category under shutterstock, the image would appear if someone searched under illustration? Not sure about vectors, I mean the file is an .eps file and was uploaded under vector.

Q2. Also, should I try to repeat the words in my description in my keywords? For example, my description is "Playground featuring a pelican, hare and tortoise." Should I still repeat "pelican", "playground", "hare" and "tortoise" for keywords?

Q3. If I were submitting a keyword like "rain tree" (a type of tree) would the search engine bring this up when someone searches "tree" so I do not have to waste another keyword on "tree"?

Would really appreciate if anyone could advise on this or point me to resource referring to this.

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