I want to try and make a photomanipulation of a woman to look like a character from an anime (Konan from Naruto shippuden). For refference, see the photo.
I am quite capable of handling photoshop (on a hobby-level) but I don't know how to make the paper-effect without placing and manipulating every single piece of paper.
I tried this tutorial: http://design.creativefan.com/create-a-stunning-3d-liquid-explosion-artwork/ but i couldn't sort out the 3d studio max bit.
To sum up, I'd like this kind of effect only using photoshop. Can anyone help me?