Color Styling Tools


Title: Color Styling Tools
Authors: Clement Shimizu and Gary W. Meyer
In 18th Color and Imaging Conference 2010 (CIC18)

Abstract: Creative tools are proposed that allow color stylists to take advantage of their training in the art and design fields. A simple reflection model is employed that has the minimum number of free parameters required to design solid and metallic color finishes from conceptualization to fabrication. The parameters correspond to color specification terms familiar to designers such as face color, flop color, travel, and gloss. We demonstrate how the reflection model can also be used to develop effective interfaces for color stylists. We create a virtual mood board that allows direct selection of the reflection model parameters from pictures. We also develop an image based BRDF tweaker for adjusting color appearance directly on a 3D object.

Virtual Mood Board For Selecting Parameters to BRDF Color (Photo of Jessica Stam by Craig McDean for Dior)
Virtual Mood Board For Selecting Parameters to BRDF Color (Photo of Jessica Stam by Craig McDean for Dior)

Spot color styler for tweaking color directly on a 3D object
Spot color styler for tweaking color directly on a 3D object

Example of physical mood board created by a stylist for communicating color treatment concepts
Example of physical mood board created by a stylist for communicating color treatment concepts (Created by Molly Roark)

 BIBTEX CITATION
@inproceedings{shimizu0011,
author = {Clement Shimizu and Gary W. Meyer},
title = {Color Styling Tools},
year = {2010},
pages = {272-279},
booktitle = {18th Color and Imaging Conference}
}