NOTE: This post was originally posted on March 22nd 2009. However, we still to this day have readers who are confused with how to use the pen tool. This tutorial has helped a lot of people since it was first pubilshed, so we hope that whether this is your first time reading it, or you’re using it as a refresher, it’s helpful for you.
This is the final image that we’ll be creating.
Download this image http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1104824
Don’t think you’ve already made it as we will be tracing over the image!
Open the image in Photoshop and re-size it to what you want. I re-sized mine to 1800 px by 2546 px.