GIMP Tutorial – Creating a Decal Effect for Football Helmet Logos

You may have seen the helmet logo concepts that were going around the internet.

(You can see a lot more, and quite frankly, a lot more well executed ones at Chris Creamers Sportslogos.net Forums).

Anyway, I decided to create a little tutorial for a small detail that can have a big impact on the overall look of the concept.

First, find the logo you want. If you are using your own logo, hopefully it is a PNG image since those are easier to work with in these situations. Larger images are also more helpful.

For this tutorial, I am using a Patriots logo from wikipedia.

NOTE: Not pictured in the tutorial. After Step 2, duplicate the layer.

STEP 1. Paste the logo into your GIMP image.

decal logo effect 1

STEP 2.

decal logo effect 2 a

STEP 3.

decal logo effect 2

STEP 4.

decal logo effect 4

STEP 5.

decal logo effect 5

STEP 6.

decal logo effect 6

STEP 7.

decal logo effect 7

STEP 8.

decal logo effect 8

Here is an example of the logo on a helmet. (Helmet template by Fraser Davidson).

Patriots concept helmet 2 decal effect

Thanks for reading, hopefully this tutorial is helpful in creating some concepts.

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