Adaptive image vectorisation and brushing using mesh colours

Gerben Hettinga, Jose Echevarria, Jiri Kosinka*

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We propose the use of curved triangles and mesh colours as a vector primitive for image vectorisation. We show that our representation has clear benefits for rendering performance, texture detail, as well as further editing of the resulting vector images. The proposed method focuses on efficiency, but it still leads to results that compare favourably with those from previous work. We show results over a variety of input images ranging from photos, drawings, paintings, all the way to designs and cartoons. We implemented several editing workflows facilitated by our representation: interactive user-guided vectorisation, and novel raster-style feature-aware brushing capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-130
Number of pages12
JournalComputers & Graphics
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2022

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