PUTT PUTT STEAM BOAT
I loved these boats when I was a child. I photographed the boat and box and used a 1950's ad as an example to recreate a similar ad. See below for behind the scenes and process discussion.
Kids everywhere love the real putt-putt sound of this amazing tin boat. Just fill the tank with water, light the candle and wait for the steam power to build up and power your boat. You will have hours of fun. Buy more and have races! Challenge your friends.
* Two candles
* Real flames
* Steam power
* Putt-putt sound
* Realistic captain
* All metal boat
* Big wake
Here is the original ad.
First I shot the boat and box in my lightbox.
I then created a layered Photshop document with solid color representations of the colors in the ad.
Finally, save a copy and made it flat. Then I made the layer a smart layer, and applied a Filter > Pixelate > Color halftone screen at 45 degree angles and 5 dots to simulate the old print ad screen.
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