You will be creating a chalkboard background, realistic board like on most chalkboards now-a-days, and some chalk text. First and for most, create a new document and size it at 400x300 pixels with a transparent background.
What I will be demonstrating in this tutorial is how to crop a image. Very basic tool for you to keep in mind when working with photos. All we have to do basically is grab the main attention out of the image and display it in a more wider position.