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Hi, I'm Tim Trott. I'm an experienced Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland, with a love for Photograpy, Space, UX and internet security.

My goal here is to share my experiences, knowledge, photography, and help people through writing articles and tutorials. I like to write about computers and technology, photography and astronomy, travel and cooking.


No Pain, No Gain! (Or a lesson on when to say STOP)
19/06/2016Health & Fitness
I’ve been going out running now twice a week gradually building up the distance while improving my pace. I’m aiming for a consistant pace, not a fast time. If I can keep a consistant pace from start to finish and then reduce that pace I’m doing good.
Never Fails Scottish Tablet Recipe
02/05/2016Cooking
This Scottish tablet recipe never fails to produce mouth watering results for sweet those with a sweet tooth.
There are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.Boris Johnson
DIY Flash Softbox
30/04/2016Tutorials
Flash softbox are devices placed over a flash gun to soften the harshness of a flash burst. The act as diffusers spreading the light out and reducing the harshness of shadows.
After Thirty Four Years, I Learn to Run
23/04/2016Health & Fitness
After 34 years of life, I finally get why people run. I mean, I always understood why people were running in the park or down the street, but was always accompanied with mockery. “That seems like a painful way to spend time.”
Introduction to the Printing Process
16/04/2016Graphic Design
We will have a quick look at some of the print processes involved in getting digital artwork into print and cover some rules you should follow to avoid disappointment.
Introduction to Adobe InDesign
09/04/2016Graphic Design
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard publication application and in this tutorial we are going create a business card whilst looking at the features..
Creating Web Designs in Photoshop
02/04/2016Graphic Design Web Design
This tutorial takes you through creating a web design in Photoshop which is a great tool for create web designs, or mockups, for sending to a client for approval.
Tracing Artwork in Adobe Illustrator
26/03/2016Graphic Design
This guide shows you how to use Adobe Illustrators powerful artwork tracing tools to rapidly convert scanned artwork into vector illustrations.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
19/03/2016Graphic Design
A brief introduction to using Adobe Illustrator for creating vector based illustrations, logos and icons. We will cover navigating around the application, basic tools, working with shapes and layers and applying filters.
Introduction to Photo Editing
12/03/2016Graphic Design
Photo editing, or manipulation, allows designers and photographers to improve photos in countless ways. This can be as simple as cropping and rotating, or complex such as creating composite images.