Our paper provides an approach to create line-drawing stylizations of input images. The main idea is to use particle tracing with interaction between nearby particles: the particles coordinate their movements so as to produce varied but roughly parallel traces. The particle density varies according to the tone in the input images, thereby expressing bright and dark areas. Using procedural distributions of particles, we can also generate smooth abstract patterns. Copyright held by authors.

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Keywords I.3.3 [computer graphics]: picture/Image generation, Line and curve generation
Conference 40th Graphics Interface Conference, GI 2014
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Wei, C. (Chujia), & Mould, D. (2014). Coordinated particle systems for image stylization. Presented at the 40th Graphics Interface Conference, GI 2014.