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It's easy to make a decal right from the decal property manager. Just hit the decal button on the photoworks menu and it will bring up the default decal folder. Browse to where you have an image file of your logo ( I usually use uncompressed tif, but jpeg works too) and double click it. It will now show up in the Decal property manager. Now just place it. You can save the Decal as a decal in whatever folder you wish and in future you can just pick that instead of settiing it up from scratch everytime. You can use Microsoft Paint to do simple editing of your logo files.
For the geometry approach, use the Wrap feature instead of trying to bend sheetmetal. It will take any closed sketch and wrap it on cylindrical and conical surfaces by making split lines on the faces.
I have found the decal feature of Photoworks to be a little finicky and quirky. Sometimes jpgs that I want to apply as decals will not show a preview in the right side folder view, but when I browse for them in the task manager, I can select and apply them. Also, I have some jpgs that cannot be applied as decals no matter what I do. I believe it has something to do with which compression scheme the jpg uses.