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DualAST: Dual Style-Learning Networks for Artistic Style Transfer
Artistic style transfer is an image editing task that aims at repainting everyday photographs with learned artistic styles. Existing methods learn styles from either a single style example or a collection of artworks. Accordingly, the stylization results are either inferior in visual quality or limited in style controllability. To tackle this problem, we propose a novel Dual Style-Learning Artistic Style Transfer (DualAST) framework to learn simultaneously both the holistic artist-style (from a collection of artworks) and the specific artwork-style (from a single style image): the artist-style sets the tone (i.e., the overall feeling) for the stylized image, while the artwork-style determines the details of the stylized image, such as color and texture. Moreover, we introduce a Style-Control Block (SCB) to adjust the styles of generated images with a set of learnable style-control factors. We conduct extensive experiments to evaluate the performance of the proposed framework, the results of which confirm the superiority of our method.