Stylizing face images via multiple exemplars

Yibing Song, Linchao Bao, Shengfeng He, Qingxiong Yang, Ming Hsuan Yang

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Abstract

We address the problem of transferring the style of a headshot photo to face images. Existing methods using a single exemplar lead to inaccurate results when the exemplar does not contain sufficient stylized facial components for a given photo. In this work, we propose an algorithm to stylize face images using multiple exemplars containing different subjects in the same style. Patch correspondences between an input photo and multiple exemplars are established using a Markov Random Field (MRF), which enables accurate local energy transfer via Laplacian stacks. As image patches from multiple exemplars are used, the boundaries of facial components on the target image are inevitably inconsistent. The artifacts are removed by a post-processing step using an edge-preserving filter. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm consistently produces visually pleasing results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-145
Number of pages11
JournalComputer Vision and Image Understanding
Volume162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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