Brushables

Example-based Edge-aware Directional Texture Painting

Michal Lukáč
CTU in Prague, FEE
 
Jakub Fišer
CTU in Prague, FEE
 
Paul Asente
Adobe Research
   
Jingwan Lu
Adobe Research
 
Eli Shechtman
Adobe Research
 
Daniel Sýkora
CTU in Prague, FEE

Patent pending



Abstract

In this paper we present Brushables—a novel approach to example-based painting that respects user-specified shapes at the global level and preserves textural details of the source image at the local level. We formulate the synthesis as a joint optimization problem that simultaneously synthesizes the interior and the boundaries of the region, transferring relevant content from the source to meaningful locations in the target. We also provide an intuitive interface to control both local and global direction of textural details in the synthesized image. A key advantage of our approach is that it enables a "combing" metaphor in which the user can incrementally modify the target direction field to achieve the desired look. Based on this, we implement an interactive texture painting tool capable of handling more complex textures than ever before, and demonstrate its versatility on difficult inputs including vegetation, textiles, hair and painting media.

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Computer Graphics Forum 34(7):257–268, 2015

(PG'15, Beijing, China, October 2015)

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