Need question for making avatars

How do you get the shiny effect? I figure I can make a glowing effect with IR, if I knew how to make the shining effect with PS.
Any help?

Edit: Umm ignore the title. Huge typo, very tired. Thanks.

All I know is the GLOW.

And yes, you can apply that to IR with animating. I tried it.

to be honest
the glow style hit me just last night haha
but that page helps too, thanks yo

Yeah man, I see Sas and Gums and them lot do the shiny shit all the time.