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Artistic minimal rendering with lines and blocks

Rosin, Paul L. and Lai, Yukun 2013. Artistic minimal rendering with lines and blocks. Graphical Models 75 (4) , pp. 208-229. 10.1016/j.gmod.2013.03.004

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Abstract

Many non-photorealistic rendering techniques exist to produce artistic effects from given images. Inspired by various artists, interesting effects can be produced by using a minimal rendering, where the minimum refers to the number of tones as well as the number and complexity of the primitives used for rendering. Our method is based on various computer vision techniques, and uses a combination of refined lines and blocks (potentially simplified), as well as a small number of tones, to produce abstracted artistic rendering with sufficient elements from the original image. We also considered a variety of methods to produce different artistic styles, such as colour and 2-tone drawings, and use semantic information to improve renderings for faces. By changing some intuitive parameters a wide range of visually pleasing results can be produced. Our method is fully automatic. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our method with extensive experiments and a user study.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-photorealistic rendering; Line drawing; Tonal blocks; Image abstraction
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1524-0703/ (accessed 03/07/14).
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1524-0703
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:08
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/48589

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