We introduce a method to stylize photographs with auxiliary textures, by means of the Laplacian pyramid. Laplacian pyramid coefficients from a synthetic texture are combined with the coefficients from the original image by means of a smooth maximum function. The final result is a stylized image which maintains the structural characteristics from the input, including edges, color, and existing texture, while enhancing the image with additional fine-scale details. Further, we extend patch-based texture synthesis to include a guidance channel so that texture structures are aligned with an orientation field, obtained through the image structure tensor.

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Keywords Image stylization, Laplacian pyramid, Texture synthesis
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00371-018-1513-y
Journal The Visual Computer
Doyle, L. (Lars), & Mould, D. (2018). Augmenting photographs with textures using the Laplacian pyramid. The Visual Computer, 1–12. doi:10.1007/s00371-018-1513-y