Technical Papers

Typography & Illustration

Tuesday, 12 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Ballroom B-C Session Chair: Ariel Shamir, The Interdisciplinary Center

DecoBrush: Drawing Structured Decorative Patterns by Example

DecoBrush is 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. DecoBrush also supports user-guided refinement via simple drawing and erasing tools.

Jingwan Lu
Princeton University

Connelly Barnes
University of Virginia

Connie Wan
Princeton University

Paul Asente
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Radomír Měch
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adam Finkelstein
Princeton University

Learning a Manifold of Fonts

A method for learning a generative manifold for fonts that allows for novel applications in terms of interpolation between fonts, easier font editing, and generation of new fonts and missing characters.

Neill Campbell
University College London

Jan Kautz
University College London

Exploratory Font Selection Using Crowdsourced Attributes

This paper presents interfaces for exploring large collections of fonts for design tasks. The method organizes fonts using high-level descriptive attributes, a tree-based hierarchical menu, and similarity-based search. The paper evaluates the interfaces and shows that they are preferred over conventional interfaces on real-world design tasks.

Peter O'Donovan
University of Toronto

Jānis Lībeks
University of Toronto

Aseem Agarwala
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Aaron Hertzmann
Adobe Systems Incorporated

A Similarity Measure for Illustration Style

This method measures the similarity in style between two pieces of vector art, independent of content. Similarity is measured by the differences among color, shading, texture, and stroke, and is learned via crowd-sourcing. The style-based search allows users to create stylistically coherent compositions.

Elena Garces
Universidad de Zaragoza

Aseem Agarwala
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Diego Gutierrez
Universidad de Zaragoza

Aaron Hertzmann
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Look Over Here: Attention-Directing Composition of Manga Elements

An approach for generating composition of picture subjects and text balloons in comics , which can effectively guide reader's attention to convey the story.

Ying Cao
City University of Hong Kong

Rynson Lau
CIty University of Hong Kong

Antoni Chan
City University Of Hong Kong