jiupinjia/stylized-neural-painting-oil

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Image to oil painting generation
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We propose an image-to-painting translation method that generates vivid and realistic painting artworks with controllable styles. Different from previous image-to-image translation methods that formulate the translation as pixel-wise prediction, we deal with such an artistic creation process in a vectorized environment and produce a sequence of physically meaningful stroke parameters that can be further used for rendering. Since a typical vector render is not differentiable, we design a novel neural renderer which imitates the behavior of the vector renderer and then frame the stroke prediction as a parameter searching process that maximizes the similarity between the input and the rendering output. Experiments show that the paintings generated by our method have a high degree of fidelity in both global appearance and local textures. Our method can be also jointly optimized with neural style transfer that further transfers visual style from other images.

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If you use our code for your research, please cite the following paper:

@inproceedings{zou2020stylized,
    title={Stylized Neural Painting},
      author={Zhengxia Zou and Tianyang Shi and Shuang Qiu and Yi Yuan and Zhenwei Shi},
      year={2020},
      eprint={2011.08114},
      archivePrefix={arXiv},
      primaryClass={cs.CV}
}

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