DecoBrush: Drawing structured decorative patterns by example

Jingwan Lu, Connelly Barnes, Connie Wan, Paul Asente, Radomir Mech, Adam Finkelstein

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Abstract

Structured decorative patterns are common ornamentations in a variety of media like books, web pages, greeting cards and interior design. Creating such art from scratch using conventional software is time consuming for experts and daunting for novices. We introduce DecoBrush, a data-driven drawing system that generalizes the conventional digital "painting" concept beyond the scope of natural media to allow synthesis of structured decorative patterns following user-sketched paths. The user simply selects an example library and draws the overall shape of a pattern. DecoBrush then synthesizes a shape in the style of the exemplars but roughly matching the overall shape. If the designer wishes to alter the result, Deco-Brush also supports user-guided refinement via simple drawing and erasing tools. For a variety of example styles, we demonstrate high-quality user-constrained synthesized patterns that visually resemble the exemplars while exhibiting plausible structural variations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number90
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 10 2014Aug 14 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Keywords

  • Data-driven
  • Decorative patterns
  • Stroke
  • Stylization

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