Well she's Hayden Penatierra by the way, she's on a show called heroes
I might right a tutorial on my rendering later but I basically outlined her with an eraser made another layer with the transparency selected and then deleted the background and used the smudge plug-in around the edges and used a glow
The newsprint was very complicated and I don't really remember everything that I did
And thanks for the guitar comment I made that off of a picture I took of my guitar, I wish it actually was that color though.
I have had a massive problem with rendering lately so that would help.