SEM-CS: SEMANTIC CLIPSTYLER FOR TEXT-BASED IMAGE STYLE TRANSFER
CLIPStyler demonstrated image style transfer with realistic textures using only a style text description (instead of requir- ing a reference style image). However, the ground semantics of objects in the style transfer output is lost due to style spill- over on salient and background objects (content mismatch) or over-stylization. To solve this, we propose Semantic CLIP- Styler (Sem-CS), that performs semantic style transfer.
Sem-CS first segments the content image into salient and non-salient objects and then transfers artistic style based on a given style text description. The semantic style transfer is achieved using global foreground loss (for salient objects) and global background loss (for non-salient objects). Our empir- ical results, including DISTS, NIMA and user study scores, show that our proposed framework yields superior qualita- tive and quantitative performance. Our code is available at github.com/chandagrover/sem-cs.