1. Create a canvas that is 500X150 and open your image of choice into it.
2. Now we're going to scale the image down using the scale tool, be sure the proportions are locked.
3. Once you've scaled the image down, move it so the part you want showing is visible.
4. crop the image as a whole with the crop tool and add a new layer
5. Change the foreground color to a nice sunny yellow....