Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Zippo Lighter

Doing anything in Adobe Illustrator really does take two times longer as it can be a little tricky to get your hands around. In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a zippo lighter in Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Zippo Lighter

For starters you will use basic tools (Rectangle, Ellipse, Pen tools) and some basic vector shape building techniques (Transform, Pathfinder, Offset Path…) you will easily create the shapes that you need. Next, you’ll see how you can add depth and shading for your shapes using complex gradients, the Blend options and some effects (Gaussian Blur, Grain…).

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Get Inspired: Blog Writing Tips by Famous Writers

One of the clearest indicators that blogs are here to stay is the fact that so many famous authors, writers with published works to their names, and journalists from the old-school paper and print era have all taken up blogging to some degree. In the words of Tom Ferrick, a veteran reporter, what he loves about blogging is, “the chance to report and comment in real time and the ability to link to the good work of others.”

Get Inspired: Blog Writing Tips by Famous Writers

Such writers have, in many cases, years of experience at the craft to inform the process. How can bloggers still on the uphill side of the learning curve learn from these more experienced polished writers?

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60+ Free Mini Icon Sets for Designers

The demand for good icons are too much in these days and finding the best icon sets is not that easy. Being a successful creative web artist has a lot to do with the way you work. Sure, you can’t teach good design in some lessons or you can’t create icons for your daily needs, but it never hurts to pick a few free icons which are always available free to grub.

60+ Free Mini Icon Sets for Designers

Designers loves all kind of icons that can help them to covert their imagination into design. And inspire them more and more everyday and give them ideas and directions to design more beautiful and attractive creative works. This list contains some of the best handpicked Free Useful Mini Icon Sets.

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50 Geeky and Nerdy Christmas Tree Decorations [PICS]

Christmas is but a few days away! And everyone is getting prepared for celebrate this event by blessing, passing gifts, sending wishes to warm-up the feeling of holidays. It is the time of year when your loved ones come together to celebrate the event and exchange Christmas gifts and good wishes with each other.

50 Geeky and Nerdy Christmas Tree Decorations [PICS]

It’s never too late to hang your stockings, keep milk and cookies and wait for Santa to drop in at your home with lots of gifts and Christmas cheer. If you’re heading out to get the ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree then why not try something different and spruce up your Christmas tree with some spicy and unique ornaments, we’re here to help. Designers usually like to add a little personality into the mix.

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Announcement: Winners of ElegantThemes Giveaway

A weeks ago, we created a contest at instantShift called ElegantThemes Giveaway had announced the 3 winners of lifetime memberships of ElegantThemes WordPress Themes Club (total value of $747).

Announcement: Winners of ElegantThemes Giveaway

We’ve got more than 100 response comments. After voiding spam and non-legit comments we have left with 71 valid comments. It’s really good to see that how we can able to help in our reader’s life and their profession.

In case, If you missed this giveaway, make sure you are ready for next one as we going to create more such giveaways in future.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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A Complete Guide On How To Protect Your Self-Hosted WordPress Website

The security of a WordPress based website should always be a top priority for every single site-owner that chose this platform and there are literally millions of websites that are currently vulnerable to website attacks.

A Complete Guide On How To Protect Your Self-Hosted WordPress Website

Most people believe that they just need to keep their WordPress version updated and all will be fine. This is definitely not the case. The bug fixes that appear with every single new version of WordPress are basically there because a hacker realized that there is some sort of vulnerability.

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