And express your inner soul.

A girl looking up into a warm comforting light.
A girl looking up into a warm comforting light.
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Life is like a poetic equation that’s impossible to fully express or perfectly solve with finite human words. That’s the brilliant, complicated beauty of life.

And even though life is more than you or I could ever completely describe in its entirety, it’s still worth writing about the things closest to our heart.

Here are three reasons why and how to do it.

1. There are no regrets.

Instead of writing safe things, write things that leave you with no regrets. This is the biggest epiphany I’ve had in my writing life. …


And feel empowered to write freely.

A picture of a girl with glasses looking off into the distance with a confident and determined expression on her face.
A picture of a girl with glasses looking off into the distance with a confident and determined expression on her face.
Photo by Ayo Ogunseinde on Unsplash

Writing online isn’t easy. It also isn’t hard. What I mean is that writing in itself isn’t too difficult if you have enough ideas, but having the confidence to keep writing when you’re first starting out is.

These are my ten commandments of writing online that I’ve adopted to remind myself what’s important while writing. It’s at the heart of why I keep writing every day even when my writing feels like a tiny ripple in an ocean of content.

I hope these will encourage and embolden you on your journey!

1. Focus on heart, story, and emotional message in whatever you write.

The most important thing you can do is focus…


Tricks to make trippy digital art using Photoshop.

A picture of trippy digital art using a multi-colored statue and small icons.
A picture of trippy digital art using a multi-colored statue and small icons.
Trippy Digital Art, Image: Cory Kensinger

Here’s how to make modern graphic designs with a trippy look in Photoshop. This is a really fun trick that produces pleasing results quickly. If you’re just starting in graphic design or love trippy visual design, this is perfect for you.

First, start by creating our document. Go to File > New. Make your document 18 inches by 24 inches. This is standard poster size. Create the document at 300 PPI if you plan on using it for print. …


That you can acquire.

A brown-haired girl with a red sweater and red lipstick smiling.
A brown-haired girl with a red sweater and red lipstick smiling.
Photo by Michael Dam on Unsplash

If you want to be more successful in life, there’s some simple things you can do to immediately improve your chances.

Stick with these seven habits and you’ll find yourself feeling better about who you are and what you’re capable of.

1. Look at Everything as an Opportunity for Enrichment, Not Proof of Failure.

Stop for a moment and think about one of your favorite celebrities. Imagine what they must be like in person, away from all the cameras. What type of person do you think they’re like when they’re not in the spotlight?

You might feel tempted to say they’re confident, sexy, strong, and have a witty charm about them.

They probably…


The No-Brainer Method to Modern Marketing

Woman with a laptop, using Facebook groups.
Woman with a laptop, using Facebook groups.
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels

The money may be in the list, but if you’re just starting out, you probably want an easier way to capture emails. That’s what I figured out and it’s super simple! I’ll show you how I turned a 1.5K Facebook group into a funnel to capture emails.

I found this out by accident a few months ago when I started to become overwhelmed with people requesting to join a Facebook group I created centered around music production. I was getting thirty to forty requests each day and it was becoming a huge task to manage!


My Theory How I Was Approved in Less Than 5 Days

Picture of a laptop computer with colorful designs on it
Picture of a laptop computer with colorful designs on it
Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash

Today, I was accepted into Merch by Amazon, Amazon’s exclusive print-on-demand program. And just as the title states, it only took five days! This came as a complete shock to me.

The reason I’m shocked is I’ve seen so many people online sharing their horror stories of how they waited up to three months or more to get into this program. Or worse, being rejected... multiple times.

I thought for sure I’d have to at least wait a couple of weeks!

Now, to be absolutely clear — I don’t have any concrete answers to why I was accepted so fast…


How to Use Adobe Illustrator to Make Attractive Geometric Art

Picture of a pentagon spiral graphic made using a transform effect
Picture of a pentagon spiral graphic made using a transform effect

Here’s how to make digital art in Adobe Illustrator. This is a really fun effect that produces pleasing results quickly. If you’re just starting in graphic design or love complex geometric art, this is perfect for you.

The shape we’re going to create is a pentagon that spirals inward, and later I’ll show you a cool color splash effect to make your digital art really pop.

First, let’s start by creating our document. Go to File > New. Make your document 1920 x 1080 pixels. …


How to Harness the Power of Premiere Pro and Effect Controls

motion design screenshot of a sci-fi character with lightning behind him
motion design screenshot of a sci-fi character with lightning behind him

Making your own visuals with Adobe Premiere Pro is easier than you think. In this article, I’ll show you the magic bullet of coming up with interesting visual textures instantly. This will allow you to start creating your motion visuals using basic video assets.

The magic bullet is Blend Modes. Blend Modes allow you to take two or more video clips and combine them in a really unique way. By altering the Blend Mode of a video clip, you get instant visual interaction with any video clip below it…

Cory Kensinger

💡Capturing Ideas | Published in The Startup, Bootcamp, and Curious

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