Progressive Full Data Convolutional Neural Networks for Line Extraction from Anime-Style Illustrations

Yuchen Xin, Hon-Cheng Wong, Sio-Long Lo, Junliang Li
2019 Applied Sciences  
Anime-style comics are popular world-wide and an important industry in Asia. However, the output quantity and quality control of art workers have become the biggest obstacle to industrialization, and it is time consuming to produce new manga without the help of an intelligence assisted tool. As deep learning techniques have achieved great successes in different areas, it is worth exploring them to develop algorithms and systems for computational manga. Extracting line drawings from finished
more » ... strations is one of the main tasks in drawing a manuscript and also a crucial task in the common painting process. However, traditional filters such as Sobel, Laplace, and Canny cannot output good results and require manual adjustments of the parameters. In order to address these problems, in this paper, we propose progressive full data convolutional neural networks for extracting lines from anime-style illustrations. Experimental results show that our progressive full data convolutional neural networks not only can learn as much as processing methods for the detailed regions, but also can accomplish the target extraction work with only a small training dataset.
doi:10.3390/app10010041 fatcat:vdi534nfengnbhenhkh7dmh4py