Feature Request: Search by Keyword Within a Chosen Author's Portfolio - Envato Elements

Would love to see a way to refine a search within an author’s portfolio. If I find a video that I think is right, but want to see if it was shot from different angles, different length, etc. I have only the choice of searching all authors with my given keyword, or looking at the author of the clip I like’s portfolio, which might contain 3,000 videos. To search through all of those videos would be a waste of time, so it’d be great to have a tool within an author’s portfolio that you could refine just down to their videos (photos etc).

I’ve tried including their name in a search, but it doesn’t seem to work for me. I posted to the forum to see if anyone had suggestions, but it doesn’t seem like any had a solution.

Would love to see this functionality added.

Also would love a “more videos with this model” search created!



Hi @CatFaceAudio - thanks for the suggestion! Our Elements team are currently looking at the best way of implementing this on the site, working with our UX designers.

As the Elements subscription has grown to encompass item types like stock photography and video, some of the authors have very large portfolios - so as you’ve noted, it can become very difficult to search for specific items within those portfolios.


Awesome!!! Thanks BenLeong!!!


Hi Ben

Has there been any progress on this? It would be my best feature yet


I would love to see this feature included as there are some contributors whose style is more suited to various clients and to be able to search more speedily through all their work would be a MASSIVE advantage.


Hello Ben. I really need this feature on Elements. I hope it comes soon.

Any progress on this? Could really use this feature.


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I could really use this feature.

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This feature is really kind of essential and should be available. Big bummer that I can’t search through individual authors’ assets.

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Yes that would very helpful! I prefer using the same author for some elements so I have a similar style. But without a portfolio search it’s almost impossible to find the best content in some portfolios!


Any progress on this? It’s been almost 2 years. Or maybe I need to make a new post about it, as this one doesn’t seem to get any responses from the Envato team…


Would really love to have this feature. It’s essential.


This is why I stopped being a paying customer. I love the creative assets you have, but unless you’re going to pay me for the 30 minutes I spend trying to search icon packs by the same author then I am O-U-T. PLEASE, your service is near useless to me without this.

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Any updates on this? Surely this should be a standard feature to simply search by taxonomies? Without it, it is very frustrating to navigate the library and I’m sure will end up turning away customers

I’m just so surprised this isn’t a feature yet, while it has been requested 2 days ago! How can a file library website not have such an important feature. I’ve just “wasted” 3 hours of my morning by trying all kinds of workarounds, just to find pictures with the same model (and was only partly successful)…

  • Couldn’t search by model
  • Couldn’t filter author portfolio
  • Similar pictures returned anything but the model, not even with extended filters

In the meantime, other models (that I don’t want) keep popping up, but not the one I need. Definitely a dealbreaker for extending my subscription, in the negative way. I would save money by switching to competitors simply because I spend less time on finding the right assets.

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As it’s not possible to filter a users portfolio I guess as subscription ends I will cancel it.
To bad no one listens…

I too would really love to see this feature, but have a suggestion for Envato… Is there an easy way to add, or for each contributer to add, the contributer’s name to each of their image’s keywords?

If you’re not close to a solution, maybe you could find an easy way for the contributers to include their user names in their keywords, make it so they only have to do it once and it populates every image in their portfolio?

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Hello envato team, would like to know if there’s any follow up on this feature. I don’t really care about the UX, even if you give me a specific tags/ parameters like Google advance searches, I will be happy.

Maybe something along the line when typed into the global search box
coffee shop menu author:2advanced_studios

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I would love to see this feature too, +1 to everyone's requests here!

@CatFaceAudio @prodigi_africa @MichaelNoone @GTMotion @josipsunko @dreamyphil @learninglanguagesonl @videosnippets @AzureDusk10 @BreadStudios @KoenTEQ @Katza @VanessaKing @theJae

Until this feature gets integrated into Elements, here's what I use:

  1. Go to google.com
  2. Type “site:elements.envato.com” - this allows you to search just within Elements
  3. Add the author’s name at the end whose portfolio you would like to search within, e.g. “scottwills” (hey, I know that guy!) :wink:
  4. Finally, add the search string of whatever you are looking for at the end, e.g. “piano”.

Your search query should look like this:


All the results should be prioritized from the author you are looking for.

Hope this helps other Elements subscribers!



Yess!! we need this!! any updates??