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Open a new image, 400 x 400, transparent background.

*Add a new raster layer.*

Set your foreground and background color to white. Select your draw tool and use these settings:



Draw a line starting at about 200, 170 and go all the way to the bottom of your canvas. Choose your selection, tool, rectangle and draw a rectangle all around the line. Click once inside the line to select it. Apply your BladePro preset to the line. I used skd_shinygold.

*Add a new raster layer.*

Use your text tool and type the letter "p", size 36 of the "P Ornaments" dingbat font or a decorative font of your choosing. Position the font to the left of your line. Apply the BladePro preset. Copy ("Ctrl"..."C") and paste as a new layer. ("Ctrl"..."L") Mirror this image and position it to the right of your line.

*Add and new raster layer.*

Type the letter "q", size 36 of the "P Ornaments" dingbat font or a decorative font of your choosing. Rotate left 90 degrees, sharpen once, position on the line, and apply the BladePro preset. Your image should now look something like this:
(image size reduced for faster loading)



*Add a new raster layer.*

Choose your preset shapes tool. Open your tool palette and select the button using these settings:



Choose your selection, tool, rectangle and draw a rectangle all around the button. Click once inside the button to select it. Apply your BladePro preset to the button.

Now, open your layer palette. Highlight Layer 1. Add a new raster layer by holding down the "Shift" key and clicking the two little pieces of paper in the layer palette. Choose your preset shapes tool again and draw a diamond shape to connect the round button and top of the dingbat decoration. Choose your selection, tool, rectangle and draw a rectangle all around the diamond. Click once inside the diamond to select it. Apply your BladePro preset to the diamond. Your image should now look something like this:



Okay, let's go add to our weathervane!