With the impressive Sand effect, you can burst an image and scatter it into grains of sand and dust.
The effect allows you to deform the selected area. Use the selection tools: Selection Brush , Lasso , Eraser , Selection Bucket . The Transform tool lets you change the selection size and position.
In the Effect Blend Mode drop-down list, adjust how the effect interacts with the background. The program provides 9 blend modes.
Angle (-180...180). The direction of motion of the particles.
Dispersion (-5...30). The width of the scattering area of the particles.
The effect is created by Waves, Particles, and Smoke. For Waves and Smoke, it's possible to adjust the transparency.
In the Layer Blend Mode drop-down list, adjust how the effect interacts with other effects in the intersection area.
Distance (10-300). The area of distribution of the effect.
Waves Swirls Size (5-80). The amount of distortions in the sand streams.
Blur (7-250). The color smoothing effect.
Fading (0-90). Weakening the effect in the edges of the area.
Straighten check-box. When you turn on the checkbox, the waves are straightened.
Noise (0-100). Adding grain effect.
The Random Seed button generates a new distribution of the waves.
Distance (10-300). The flight length of the particles.
Stretch (10-30). Stretching of the particles in the direction of the effect.
Particles Size (1-100). The size of the particles.
Size Variation (0-80). The difference between the particle sizes.
Density (20-40). The number of the particles.
Descending Size (0-90). The reduction of the particles size at the edge of the effect area. At 0, all particles have the same size.
The Random Seed button generates a new distribution of the particles.
Distance (10-300). The area of distribution of the smoke.
Distortion (10-100). Deformation of the smoke trail.
Blur (15-50). The color smoothing effect.
Smoke Swirls Size (5-30). The amount of distortions in the smoke.
Darken (0-100). The higher the value, the more dark areas appear.
Fading (0-90). Weakening the smoke effect at the edges of the area.
The Random Seed button generates a new distribution of the smoke.