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Sands of Time
Ancient secrets lie shrouded, buried by the passing of the ages and the ever-shifting sands of time... This effect filter buries your image under the sands. Usable for buried artifacts, ancient reliefs, fossils and other underground revelations. True visual archaeology!
1. Do one of the following:
 Choose Effects > Special Effects > Sands of Time
 Click the Sands of Time button on the toolbar
2. Use the following options:
 Scale
This option allows you to change the grain size.

Min = 1, Max = 10, Default = 1.
 Threshold
            
Threshold = 64Threshold = 128Threshold = 192
This option allows you to change the threshold value. Parts of the image whose grayscale value is less than or equal to a certain threshold are turned into sand (the dark parts) while all other parts of the image remain unchanged (the light parts).

Min = 0, Max = 255, Default = 160.
 Relief
This option allows you to control the amount of detail in the relief.

Min = 0, Max = 100, Default = 60.
 Invert
This option allows you to invert the threshold value. Light parts of the image become sand while dark parts of the image remain unchanged.
 Sand Color
This option allows you to change the color of the sand.
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