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Towards Photo Watercolorization with Artistic Verisimilitude
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ISSN: 1077-2626
We present a novel artistic-verisimilitude driven system for watercolor rendering of images and photos. Our system achieves realistic simulation of a set of important characteristics of watercolor paintings that have not been well implemented before. Specifically, we designed several image filters to achieve: 1) watercolor-specified color transferring; 2) saliency-based level-of-detail drawing; 3) hand tremor effect due to human neural noise; and 4) an artistically controlled wet-in-wet effect in the border regions of different wet pigments. A user study indicates that our method can produce watercolor results of artistic verisimilitude better than previous filter-based or physical-based methods. Furthermore, our algorithm is efficient and can easily be parallelized, making it suitable for interactive image watercolorization.
Index Terms:
artistic-verisimilitude,non-photorealistic rendering,watercolor rendering,image processing
Citation:
Yun Fei, Miaoyi Wang, Bin Wang, Jiating Chen, Wenping Wang, Jun-Hai Yong, Kanglai Qian, "Towards Photo Watercolorization with Artistic Verisimilitude," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 27 Feb. 2014. IEEE computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society, <http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2014.2303984>
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