Advanced Drawing Beautification with ShipShape

Jakub Fišer
CTU in Prague, FEE
Paul Asente
Adobe Research
Stephen Schiller
Adobe Research
Daniel Sýkora
CTU in Prague, FEE


Sketching is one of the simplest ways to visualize ideas. Its key advantage is its easy availability and accessibility, as it require the user to have neither deep knowledge of a particular drawing program nor any advanced drawing skills. In practice, however, all these skills become necessary to improve the visual fidelity of the resulting drawing. In this paper, we present ShipShape—a general beautification assistant that allows users to maintain the simplicity and speed of freehand sketching while still taking into account implicit geometric relations to automatically rectify the output image. In contrast to previous approaches ShipShape works with general Bézier curves, enables undo/redo operations, is scale independent, and is fully integrated into Adobe Illustrator. We show various results to demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed method.

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Computers & Graphics 56:46–58, 2016

(SBIM'15, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015)

U.S. Patent No. 9,984,481

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