TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ibis mobile inc. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President/CEO: Eiji
Kamiya) released an additional function for social drawing app ibis
Paint. Using deep learning, the function enables automatic painting
based on line drawings.
Watch how auto paint works
ibis Paint, a popular social drawing app with 8 million downloads, now
features deep-learning-based automatic painting for line drawings. On
the ibis Paint social site, many artworks are posted every day, with
more than 600 thousand user-created works on the server. We selected
about 300 thousand artworks suitable for deep learning from over 600
thousand posts, performed some image processing of the artworks in
advance and used them to develop the new function through several months
of trial and error-based research and development by using AWS's machin e
learning cloud server (P2 instance) in Oregon in the U.S.
For users, this is a new art tool that is expected to enable new ways of
expression. After the release, users' posts on the ibis Paint social
site are expected to help us understand their drawing trend, which will
lead to higher accuracy and better recognition of diverse line drawings
of people, objects, and landscapes.
The current function can recognize people's face, hair, eye, cheek, and
mouth, and lines between people and objects. Not all of these are
painted with colors that users expect. An assist function addresses this
situation, allowing users to specify colors. With this, users can paint
in a short period of time.
This is our first commercial function that leverages deep learning. We
plan to continue research to enable new ways of expression and labor
saving using deep learning for drawing. Ultimately, we aim to develop
artificial intelligence that assists professional cartoonists,
illustrators, and animation creators to save labor and improve
Fig. 1 shows how to experience AI auto paint. First, search ibis Paint
on App Store or Google Play Store, and download a free version. Then
have a line drawing ready.
1. Tap My Gallery on title screen
Tap + on My Gallery
3. Tap Import Picture to load a line drawing
and adjust the loading position
4. Tap tool selection window
6. Tap Auto Paint
Then auto paint is executed. If
you want to use the color specification assist function, open the color
selection window, choose a brush color, and apply color by tapping
inside the line drawing. The result is nicer when you put color with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_painters_by_name a
series of tapping motions rather than specifying a color with long lines.
Fig. 2 shows the results of some line drawings to which auto paint and
color specification assist are applied.