the Short-Run Publishing and
Family History Publishing Specialists

Photo Retouching for Beginners

Photoshop is a complex and powerful program, but don’t let it frighten or intimidate you! Apply the tools the pros use to adjust, retouch their digital images to your current and historic pictures. This class teaches scanning fundamentals, brightness and contrast adjustment, scratch and dust removal, image compositing, reconstruction and retouching. A few simple techniques can make your digital photos and scans look their best!


Tom Underhill published his first book 22 years ago and started publishing books full-time two years later. Since 1999, Creative Continuum has specialized in publishing high-quality, short-run books, including family histories, memoirs, and photo and fine art books. During the last several years, Tom and his company produced more than 400 family history heirloom books, printed more than 12.5 million pages and scanned more than 13,500 photographs.
Creative Continuum has published several award-winning books. Among them, The California Missions as Art won a Davey Award in 2007 for design. A History of African-American Families and Slaveholders in Cass County, East Texas was awarded the Best Genealogy in Texas in 2005.
Tom’s speaking experience includes most of Southern California’s family history fairs and other major genealogical conventions. He has also presented at the Utah Genealogical Association’s annual conferences. Tom presented at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Associations and at the 2005 FGS annual convention in Salt Lake City.
Tom is the author of thirteen books.
Tom has been quoted in a number of publications including the the Deseret News, Hartford Courant and the Dallas Morning News.
In 2007, Creative Continuum was nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s Family Owned Business Award.


Orange Family History Fair 2007 Syllabus is a 138-page, 8.5"x11" book with paperback binding published in 2007.



From Tingewick to Tioga is a 200-page, 8.5"x11" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2005.



Fulfilling Dreams is a 516-page, 8.5"x11" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2014.



World War II Experiences is a 50-page, 6"x9" book with paperback binding published in 2010.



Privacy Tips is a 128-page, 5.5"x8.5" book with paperback binding published in 2002.



The Adventures of James: Baby Sarah is Born is a 42-page, 5.5"x4.75" book with paperback binding published in 2006.



Trojans is a 119-page, 7.5"x10" book with paperback with audio CD binding published in 2002.



Autobiography of Magda Mary Takacs is a 138-page, 7"x10" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2010.



Our Disney Adventures is a 124-page, 8.5"x11" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2010.



Lula-Belton Historical Book 2008 is a 324-page, 8.5"x11" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2008.