Face Sketch Synthesis using Generative Adversarial Networks
Face Sketch Synthesis is crucial for a wide range of practical applications, including digital entertainment and law enforcement. Recent approaches based on Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have shown compelling results in image-to-image translation as well as face photo-sketch synthesis. However, these methods still have considerable limitations as some noise appears in synthesized sketches which leads to poor perceptual quality and poor preserving fidelity. To tackle this issue, in this paper, we propose a Face Sketch Synthesis technique using conditional GAN to generate facial sketches from facial photographs named cGAN-FSS. Our cGAN-FSS framework generates high perceptual quality of face sketch synthesis while maintaining high identity recognition accuracy. Image Quality Assessment metrics and Face Recognition experiments confirm our proposed framework's performs better than the state-of-the-art methods.