Over the years of doing this helmet
project, I have received numerous requests by others to use my
templates. I was very hesitant about who I gave it out to in the
past. I got to thinking that these are no secret and can be obtained
over the internet. So I decided to make available some of the
helmets I have.
As you can see, the same template I use
here on this site is available to download. I altered the original
graphics to make my own templates that serve my purposes of making
the helmets on this site. The Adobe Illustrator versions of these
available files are the way I downloaded them. They have not been
altered by me at all.
The helmet templates come in 3 different
styles. I have these in Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro and Paint formats. That is, .ai, .psd,
and .bmp for those of you who are wondering. The .psd version of
these files are fully compatible with either Photoshop and Paint Shop
Pro. The Illustrator versions have been saved down to version 10.
Here are the three
styles of helmets and a graphic depicting what they look like. As
you can see, the Revolution helmet comes in two styles. The
standard and EGOP helmets are 1185 x 898 pixels in size for both
Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro and Paint.
Revolution helmet 1 is 1170 x 1132 in size, Revolution helmet 2
is 1179 x 1094 (for the side view) and Revolution helmet 3 is 1176 x
1088. I wanted to make them large
enough so it would be easier to see what you are doing. When time
permits, there will also be front and
back views of the Standard and EGOP helmets.
I haven't included any instructions with
these, but basically all you need to do is color the layers named
"Facemask" and "Helmet Shell" for all but the Paint versions. The
templates you see are what you will get, except for the Paint
versions, which I left all white so it will be easier to color them
the way you want.
Please be advised that due to the angle
of "Revolution Style Helmet 1", I have yet to figure out a way to
properly angle the logos in the Photoshop version. If anyone figures
it out, please let me know. Also, I have numerous striping styles
included in the "Revolution Style Helmet 1" for both Illustrator and
Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro versions. I have not made stripes for the
other helmets as of yet. I will post an update when I do.
If you have any questions or problems
with these templates,
email me and I will try to answer
them the best I can.
Thanks and enjoy!
The uniform templates
below are ones that are used a lot at a message board I visit. Many
people use them to create their own concepts of what they would want
a uniform to look like. I am no exception as I have created a
handful of concept uniforms, the most recent being a concept for a
new school in the Kansas City area, Staley HS. Click
here to view my Staley Falcons
uniform and helmet concept that I submitted to their Athletic
Director. I have also created a small handful of real uniforms for
some Missouri high schools to show what their uniforms looked like
during a certain year (most are from 2005).
The uniforms are a
part of The Missouri HS Helmet Project, along with the helmets,
however, I rarely get requests to do them. I'm usually more busy
doing helmets that I don't normally have the time anyway. The
uniforms are much more complicated to do than the helmets, which, in
turn, they take longer to make.
I did not create any
of this template. It was done by someone else, however, it was my
idea to add the head and arms to the original template. I basically
tried to combine two templates and make them into one. I handed over
what I did to someone else, who made it into what you see below. I
did add a head and arms to the side view to make it complete.
Someone gave me the files for them in early 2007 and I just now got
around to adding them.
The reason for two
front views is because the collars are different on them. Nothing
else is different about them, otherwise. I should also add that the
Paint versions have no shading on the uniforms. It is much easier to
work without the shading in this program. If you use Paint and want
the shading, let me know.
In playing around
with the template, I decided to add some long sleeves, which are
included in all versions. For the Illustrator and Photoshop/Paint
Shop Pro versions, you just click on the sleeve layer and the sleeve
shading layers and boost the "opacity" to 100%. For Paint, I have
included a version with long sleeves and one without. If you find
any problems with them, let me know so I can fix them.
Shop Pro and Paint versions are all approximately 795 (w) x 2070 (h)
pixels. I hope these are large enough for people who use these
programs. If you need a larger size, let me know what program you
use and the size you need.
These templates work
basically the same as the helmets do. There is just a lot more to
I hope you enjoy them
and if you have any problems or questions,
email me and I'll try to answer
them the best I can.
Thank you and enjoy!