Tag: Design

Know Your Typography Terms

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Ever have trouble communicating with others regarding typography? Use these key terms to pave the way to better understanding. ascender – The part of a lower-case letter that extends above the x-height. baseline – The invisible line on which the letters rest. boldface – A heavier version of the normal weight of a typeface. centered – A typographic arrangement…

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Should you attend the magazine design course?

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Magazine design is much more than simply arranging type and art on a spread. Your magazine’s job is to talk to your readers in a way they can understand. Your words do that, but the magazine’s design also talks to your readers. What is your magazine telling your readers? Your readers may not know what…

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Access our extensive library of learning materials

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Did you know that the MTI Online section of our website provides free access to a wealth of information on all aspects of magazine publishing. One user put it best: “You can’t imagine how happy and blessed I am since I started interacting with MTI Online last night! I spent about three hours reading different…

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Key Photography Terms

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Designers and photographers often have their own lingo as it relates to magazine publishing. Find out the meaning of some of the terms: composition: The visual arrangement of all elements in a photograph. crop: To eliminate portions of an image. emotional tone: The feeling a page or image gives the viewer upon seeing it. frame:…

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Flash Sale on DVD training sets

Managing the Magazine with Confidence and Skill DVD Set An information-packed 14-hour, seven DVD course taught by two top publishing professionals unlocks the mysteries of budgeting, circulation, fulfillment, and production and tells how to gain subscribers, attract advertisers, and handle personnel issues. $89.99 NOW $9.00 Buy Now Design for Magazines DVD Set Three award-winning designers teach…

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Learn the Jargon that Designers Use

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Designers have various terms and jargon that go with the profession. Here are just a few of the commonly used terms and their definitions. architecture: Underlying structure of a page. asymmetry: Disproportion; lack of symmetry. bleed: Type or imagery that extends beyond the trim edge of a page. byline: Author’s credit line. CMYK values: CMYK refers to the…

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Is it a picture or a photograph?

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There is more to being a photographer than just possessing the technology. Nearly everyone has a cell phone in their pocket and can snap a picture any time they want. But what turns a picture into a photograph? A good photograph exhibits composition, lighting, and technical accuracy. How can you tell if you have a…

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Typography: The Essential Art for Great Design

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Typography is more than typing words on a page. Each letter and word (and spaces in between) need to be finessed to achieve great design. Learn practical tips for mastering typography, and making it your secret weapon for superb and effective design (regardless of your budget). The decisions you make about typography in your magazine…

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90% off DVD courses this month!

Do you want to experience the professional growth that an MTI course can give you? Save big on the resources you need to grow you skills and make your magazine stand out. During May, our design and management DVD courses are on sale at an amazing discount. DVD courses are 90% off! Coupon sale code:…

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MTI Trainer Contributed to “The Kingstone Bible” graphic novel

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Magazine Training International is pleased to announce that trainer Nate Butler was involved in the recently released graphic novel The Kingstone Bible, Vol. 5.  The Kingstone Bible is the most complete graphic adaptation of the Bible ever done. The 2000-page, twelve-volume collection illustrates in exquisite detail the grand story of the Bible. Each volume is a…

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