A blogging friend of mine recently told me how to add sparkles to my photos. I had to find just the right kind of photo to add the sparkles to. Now, this photo isn't the best technically - my focal point is off. I took it when I tended to use automatic focus more - which in a forest like this just won't work. But I love the girls' expressions. Enjoy.
How to do it. Go to brushes. Choose a star brush. Choose a size that fits your picture. I chose 92 and was working with a 1500px x 1000px picture. Click on the brushes palette button. Adjust the count, scatter, and jitter to your liking. Count and scatter are located under scatter. Jitter controls are located under scatter, but also under other dynamics. I turned my opacity jitter (located under other dynamics) to 0.