Color Research and Application, Vol.44, No.2, 205-220, 2019
Transferring the color imagery from an image: A color network model for assisting color combination
In order to transfer the color imagery from an image to another object to generate color schemes, a color network model is proposed. It consists of two subnets: source net for describing the color information of the reference image; target net for demonstrating the target object to be colored. Thus, the problem of reusing features of color patterns is translated into the mapping process from the source net to target net. Four indicators are designed to measure the conformity between the two nets: color sequence, adjacency, concentration, and the subspace size. In the meantime, a comprehensive aesthetic evaluation given by the designer is introduced to search the optimum combination of the four indicators to help generate imagery matching schemes. A prototype system is developed based on CorelDraw as a design tool. The feasibility of the color network model is then verified through a color combination of graphic design task.