PairedCycleGAN: Asymmetric Style Transfer for Applying and Removing Makeup

Huiwen Chang

Princeton University

Jingwan (Cynthia) Lu

Adobe Research

Fisher Yu

UC Berkeley

Adam Finkelstein

Princeton University

We introduce an automatic method for editing a portrait photo so that the subject appears to be wearing makeup in the style of another person in a reference photo. Our unsupervised learning approach relies on a new framework of cycle-consistent generative adversarial networks. Different from the image domain transfer problem, our style transfer problem involves two asymmetric functions: a forward function encodes example-based style transfer, whereas a backward function removes the style. We construct two coupled networks to implement these functions – one that transfers makeup style and a second that can remove makeup – such that the output of their successive application to an input photo will match the input. The learned style network can then quickly apply an arbitrary makeup style to an arbitrary photo. We demonstrate the effectiveness on a broad range of portraits and styles.

 



Project Publications

PairedCycleGAN: Asymmetric Style Transfer for Applying and Removing Makeup

Chang, H., Lu, J., Yu, F., Finkelstein, A. (Jun. 18, 2018)
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR Oral) , 2018