Towards Photo Watercolorization with Artistic Verisimilitude

Miaoyi Wang, Bin Wang, Yun Fei, Kanglai Qian, Wenping Wang, Jiating Chen, Jun-Hai Yong
2014 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2014.2303984 pmid:26357391 fatcat:6hs6q3ub2beb7dkyxrsmfn6bem