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An ink-diffusion-based rendering method for Chinese ink painting
Author(s): Yao Zhang; Zhenjiang Miao; Yanghua Liu; Wei Zhou
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Paper Abstract

In non-photorealistic rendering (NPR), the Chinese ink painting style rendering is a traditional NPR skill of China. In this paper, we propose a method for image-based and ink-diffusion-based Chinese ink painting NPR. Users without painting experience can also convert a normal image to a Chinese ink painting automatically. As we known, ink is an important pigment for Chinese ink painting and the various ink shade effects on the painting are produced by ink mixed with water. In addition, the ink diffusion along the boundaries is a very important aspect of Chinese ink painting. In order to realize the effects described above, we present a Chinese ink painting NPR method based on ink diffusion. We use Mean Shift based image segmentation algorithm to preprocess the input image to get regions with different tones. Then, we detect the segmentation regions' edges letting the edge points to be the start points for diffusion. We set each point an ink value which is corresponding to its gray value. At the same time, a new algorithm simulating ink diffusion is proposed to make the segmentation image look like a black-ink painting. Results in this paper demonstrate our method is promising.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8334, Fourth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2012), 83344L (8 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.976037
Show Author Affiliations
Yao Zhang, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zhenjiang Miao, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Yanghua Liu, Siemens Ltd. (China)
Wei Zhou, Siemens Ltd. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8334:
Fourth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2012)
Mohamed Othman; Sukumar Senthilkumar; Xie Yi, Editor(s)

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