I have been wanting to find an image of a football helmet like the one posted below in order to create my own designs with it. This afternoon I was able to do the necessary cut outs (remove the face mask from the main section, clear the holes on the front and sides of the helmet) that would allow me to manipulate the image in Photoshop.
With the finished PSD as my starting point I started messing with color gradients and text. I still need to work on the W to make it look more "real" but it's a good start for now.
Below is one final image with a gold stroke around the W.
I want to create more with this PSD but I'm just so glad someone posted this image online.