This also is an invaluable technique for those of us (me) who want to draw anime, but can't for lack of talent.
Step 1: Tools and materials
-Adobe Photoshop (elements, CS3,4,5, Extended) or GIMP
-About 2 hours minimum
-Several Manga/Anime pics for reference. search Google
-A victim...Ah, I mean, a model! yeah!
In this Instructable, I will refer to Photoshop instructions with P, GIMP with G, and both programs with a B.
-Your camera should be of decent quality. I'm not saying you need a DSLR, but you should have a higher-end point-and-shoot at the very least (like a Nikon Coolpix.)
-When I say photoshop experience, I mean you should at least be familiar with this list, which includes, but is not limited to, the following tools: Hue/Saturation, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand, Crop, Layers, Filters, paint, dodge/burn, smudge, etc.
-2 hours is minimum. you could spend a real long time if you are trying to make it look really nice.