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Sketch2Cartoon: Composing Cartoon Images by Sketching

changhu wang, Jun Zhang, Bruce Yang, and Lei Zhang


In this paper, we introduce the Sketch2Cartoon system, which is an automatic cartoon making system by leveraging a novel sketch-based clipart image search engine. Different from existing work, most of which either limited users to the pre-prepared characters or only used keyword queries to search materials, Sketch2Cartoon enables users to sketch major curves of characters and props in their mind, and real-time search results from millions of clipart images could be selected to compose the cartoon images. The selected components are vectorized and thus could be further edited. By enabling sketch-based input, the cartoon image making process becomes more natural, and even a child who is too young to read or write can draw whatever he/she imagines and get interesting cartoon images.


Publication typeProceedings
PublisherACM Multimedia
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