Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/71720
Title: Improving a portrait photo using face retouching and face morphing
Authors: Saran, Sanchar
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: This project is aimed at improving a portrait photograph through face retouching and face warping approaches. To localize our implementations on the facial skin, the first step was to develop an efficient and accurate skin map generation algorithm. Out of the two methods to detect skin, region-based methods are more suitable for determining the physical location of the face as a whole and not definitive boundaries and contours of skin. Pixel based methods are location independent and classify a pixel as skin or non-skin based on simplistic heuristics. Hence pixel classification in RGB space was implemented for skin detection. Next step was to smooth the skin with a suitable low pass filtering approach. Normal low pass filtering, median filtering, Gaussian filtering and bilateral filtering were tested. Bilateral filtering produced the best results comprising appropriate smoothing with edge preservation. Face warping comprises mapping of pixels from source to destination via apt interpolation algorithms. Previous researches on face warping techniques suggested that although mesh warping was computationally the fastest, thin plate splines interpolation was best suited for user interaction which is imperative to this project. Number of control points required to achieve qualitatively satisfactory results was high in mesh and feature lines based warping, while thin plate splines was proficient in generating desirable transformations with minimal annotations. Finally, all functions were integrated in a MATLAB based utility involving user interaction to generate a skin map of required strength, smoothing of desired degree and customized warping by interactively selecting source and destination points.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/71720
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:EEE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
SaranSanchar_FYPReport_Final.pdf
  Restricted Access
Final Report3.38 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Page view(s) 20

101
checked on Oct 26, 2020

Download(s) 20

14
checked on Oct 26, 2020

Google ScholarTM

Check

Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.