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[web] uploading skins for an element

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hello this is my first post! For a browser based car racing game i need to create a feature that allow players to upload a skin for their helmets. So what would happen is that a player has a default helmet, i assume thats just a normal image and the i would let them upload an image that would skin the helmet so that everyone sees the image when they go to the player information page. I need some help on what to look for, does this process have a name where i can look up tutorials, examples, etc? Does anyone know what to do ? Cheers

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Provide a file upload form—those are standard in HTML. Add a size limit so your server doesn't crumble under the weight. When your server receives a file, store it in a hidden directory where moderators will come and check (using the moderation back-office) whether the image is acceptable, so you avoid publishing child pornography or similar images. Once the image is accepted, it's moved to a public directory on the server that can be accessed by anyone, and the profile page of your user simply links to the appropriate image from that directory.

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thanks, thats the normal way to upload images.

what i am after is some kind of overlaping, so that a player does not change the helmet layout for example. i want them to paint whatever they like and then my aplication will merge it or overlap it with my default/blank helmet design.

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