On August 17, 2019, two Australian developers announced the launch of the Selfie2Anime service. As the name suggests, it allows you to turn your selfies into anime-style drawings. The service quickly became popular. And the authors themselves publish on their pages a selection of the best selfies that have turned out, which only adds to the popularity of Selfie2anime.
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According to the authors, machine learning algorithms and a neural network from the NCSoft studio, which is known for creating the online game Lineage 2, are involved in processing the photos. The results sometimes really turn out to be good, and sometimes they resemble some kind of abstract painting and even scare. Users in social networks openly laugh at the “punctures” of the service, which they either forget to draw an eye to a person, then deprive him of his mouth, or cover his face with blood spots. Apparently, the neural network was trained on female characters – she does it a little better.
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How to make an anime portrait out of a selfie using Selfie2anime
To see yourself in anime, just go to Selfie2Anime, upload your portrait photo with a frame around your face and leave your email address. A letter with an attached picture will come there in just a few minutes. But many users practice on celebrity photos.