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A collection of sketch based applications.

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1. Sketch Based Image Synthesis

1.1 Automatic Synthesis

Paper Source Code/Project Link
SketchyGAN: Towards Diverse and Realistic Sketch to Image Synthesis CVPR 2018 [code]
Image Generation from Sketch Constraint Using Contextual GAN ECCV 2018 [code] [project]
Multi-Instance Sketch to Image Synthesis With Progressive Generative Adversarial Networks IEEE Access 2019
Interactive Sketch & Fill: Multiclass Sketch-to-Image Translation ICCV 2019 [code] [project]
An Unpaired Sketch-to-Photo Translation Model 1909.08313 [code]
LinesToFacePhoto: Face Photo Generation from Lines with Conditional Self-Attention Generative Adversarial Network ACM MM 2019

1.2 Style-based Synthesis

Paper Source Code/Project Link
TextureGAN: Controlling Deep Image Synthesis with Texture Patches CVPR 2018 [code]
Multimodal Unsupervised Image-to-Image Translation ECCV 2018 [code]

2. Sketch Based Image Editing

Paper Source Code/Project Link
FaceShop: Deep Sketch-based Face Image Editing SIGGRAPH 2018 [project]
Sparse, Smart Contours to Represent and Edit Images CVPR 2018 [project]
Example-Guided Style-Consistent Image Synthesis from Semantic Labeling CVPR 2019 [code]
Free-Form Image Inpainting with Gated Convolution (DeepFill v2) ICCV 2019 [project] [code]
SC-FEGAN: Face Editing Generative Adversarial Network With User's Sketch and Color ICCV 2019 [code]
Fashion Editing with Multi-scale Attention Normalization 1906.00884
Deep Plastic Surgery: Robust and Controllable Image Editing with Human-Drawn Sketches 2001.02890

3. Sketch Based Image Retrieval (SBIR)

Paper Source Code/Project Link
Sketch Me That Shoe CVPR 2016 [code-caffe] [code-tf] [project]
Deep Sketch Hashing: Fast Free-hand Sketch-Based Image Retrieval CVPR 2017 [code]
Deep Spatial-Semantic Attention for Fine-Grained Sketch-Based Image Retrieval ICCV 2017 [project]
Zero-Shot Sketch-Image Hashing CVPR 2018
SketchMate: Deep Hashing for Million-Scale Human Sketch Retrieval CVPR 2018
Generative Domain-Migration Hashing for Sketch-to-Image Retrieval ECCV 2018 [code]
Generalising Fine-Grained Sketch-Based Image Retrieval CVPR 2019
Doodle to Search: Practical Zero-Shot Sketch-Based Image Retrieval CVPR 2019 [project] [code]
LiveSketch: Query Perturbations for Guided Sketch-Based Visual Search CVPR 2019
Semantically Tied Paired Cycle Consistency for Zero-Shot Sketch-Based Image Retrieval CVPR 2019 [code]
Generative Model for Zero-Shot Sketch-Based Image Retrieval CVPRW 2019
Learning Structural Representations via Dynamic Object Landmarks Discovery for Sketch Recognition and Retrieval TIP 2019
Stacked Semantic-Guided Network for Zero-Shot Sketch-Based Image Retrieval 1904.01971
Semantic-Aware Knowledge Preservation for Zero-Shot Sketch-Based Image Retrieval ICCV 2019
Semantic Adversarial Network for Zero-Shot Sketch-Based Image Retrieval 1905.02327
TC-Net for iSBIR: Triplet Classification Network for Instance-level Sketch Based Image Retrieval ACM MM 2019

4. Sketch Based 3D Shape Retrieval

Paper Source Code/Project Link
Sketch-based 3D Shape Retrieval using Convolutional Neural Networks CVPR 2015
Learning Cross-Domain Neural Networks for Sketch-Based 3D Shape Retrieval AAAI 2016
Deep Correlated Metric Learning for Sketch-based 3D Shape Retrieval AAAI 2017
Learning Barycentric Representations of 3D Shapes for Sketch-based 3D Shape Retrieval CVPR 2017
Deep Cross-modality Adaptation via Semantics Preserving Adversarial Learning for Sketch-based 3D Shape Retrieval ECCV 2018
Unsupervised Learning of 3D Model Reconstruction from Hand-Drawn Sketches ACMMM 2018

5. Sketch Based 3D Shape Modeling

Paper Source Code/Project Link
3D Shape Reconstruction from Sketches via Multi-view Convolutional Networks 3DV 2017 [code] [project]
Shape Synthesis from Sketches via Procedural Models and Convolutional Networks TVCG 2017
DeepSketch2Face: A Deep Learning Based Sketching System for 3D Face and Caricature Modeling SIGGRAPH 2017 [project]
BendSketch: Modeling Freeform Surfaces Through 2D Sketching SIGGRAPH 2017 [project]
Robust Flow-Guided Neural Prediction for Sketch-Based Freeform Surface Modeling SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 [code] [project]

6. Sketch Completion

Paper Source Code/Project Link
SketchGAN: Joint Sketch Completion and Recognition with Generative Adversarial Network CVPR 2019

7. Sketch Segmentation and Perceptual Grouping

  • Sketch Segmentation
Type Paper Source Code/Project Link
Pixelwise Fast Sketch Segmentation and Labeling With Deep Learning CGA 2019
SPFusionNet: Sketch Segmentation Using Multi-modal Data Fusion ICME 2019
SketchyScene: Richly-Annotated Scene Sketches (scene-level) ECCV 2018 [code]
Stroke-level Free Hand-Drawn Sketch Segmentation ECCV 2012
Data-driven Segmentation and Labeling of Freehand Sketches SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 [code] [project] [dataset]
Example-Based Sketch Segmentation and Labeling Using CRFs TOG 2016
SketchSegNet+: An End-to-End Learning of RNN for Multi-Class Sketch Semantic Segmentation IEEE Access 2019
Stroke-based sketched symbol reconstruction and segmentation 1901.03427
  • Sketch Perceptual Grouping
Type Paper Source Code/Project Link
Stroke-level Sketching by perceptual grouping ICIP 2013
Making Better Use of Edges via Perceptual Grouping CVPR 2015
Universal Sketch Perceptual Grouping / Toward Deep Universal Sketch Perceptual Grouper ECCV 2018 / TIP 2019 [code]

8. Sketch Based Transfer Learning

Paper Source Code/Project Link
SketchTransfer: A Challenging New Task for Exploring Detail-Invariance and the Abstractions Learned by Deep Networks WACV 2020
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