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      Effect:Rings and Rings in Rings
      Category:Procedural Sources
      Speed:Medium

      Description: The Rings and Rings in Rings Effect creates a field of overlapping metallic rings using Color 1 for the ring color and Color 2 for the space between the rings. The Rings and Rings in Rings Effect is time sensitive and can use a Clock or Clock Modifier (available in the Rings and Rings in Rings Options) to modify the Effect over time.

      If you enable the Fit To Brush Option you will paint with the Rings and Rings in Rings Effect sized to your brush.

       
      Options: The Rings and Rings in Rings Effect has the following Options Pane:

      Clock:This Effect can change over time. This control lets you select which of the four Clocks to use (Clocks are assigned in the Brush Pane). Any Green Colored Clock is the one currently in use. Tap the reset button and a Pop Up will appear that lets you reset any of the four Clocks to their initial value. Yellow colored clocks are not in use. Note that you can turn Clocks off by tapping a Green Clock turning all of them yellow.
      Clock Modifier:This value is added to the current Clock. You can use this to change where in time this Effect is, relative to the Clock (this allows different Effects to use the same Clock with different offsets).
      Zoom:This value changes the size of the Rings pattern. Smaller numbers zoom in, resulting in larger rings. Larger numbers zoom out, resulting in smaller rings.
      Ring Sharpness:This value sets the sharpness of the Rings. Low values are very un-sharp to the point where rings become completely joined. High values are extremely sharp, tight rings.
      Invert:If set to a Red X the Effect is not color inverted (Color 1 is the ring color, Color 2 is the non-ring color). When set to a Green Check Mark the Effect is inverted (Color 2 is the ring color, Color 1 is the non-ring color).
      Fit To Brush:If set to a Red X the Effect spans the screen such that as you paint you reveal the Effect. When set to a Green Check Mark the Effect is sized to the brush such that as you paint the entire Effect is within the brush itself.
      Output Color 1:By default this is set to REPLACE which means that the set color will be output to Color 1. You can change this as explained in Options Pane Color Mixers.
      Output Color 2:By default this is set to IGNORE which means that the Color 2 will be ignored (the original Color 2 will be kept). You can change this as explained in Options Pane Color Mixers.

      Example: The following image shows the Rings and Rings in Rings Effect with its default settings and Color 1 set to white and Color 2 set to black:

      In this next image we have set the Ring Sharpness to a fairly low number resulting in thicker and blurrier rings:

      Next we have turned the Ring Sharpness to the highest value resulting in very tight and sharp rings:

      Returning to default values we turn the Zoom down very low, resulting in greatly magnified rings:

      And here we have the Zoom at the maximum value, resulting in a great number of smaller rings:

      And finally we have combined two Effects. In Slot 1 we have Texture set to our Arches National Park photo. In Slot 2 we have our Rings and Rings in Rings Effect with maximum zoom:

       

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