It was published online recently a new set of text effect generators. They were developed to be able to create amazing realistic sand text effects, and they are fast and easy to use.
These new free text makers have advanced features like configuration of grain spread and optional transparent background.
Below you see an image of a sand text effect created by using one of these new online text generators (click the image to see it in full size). All these sand effect softwares can be tried at this Grainy Sand Text Effects page.