Jessica Lundin, Michael Sollami, Alan Ross, Brian Lonsdorf, David Woodward, Owen Schoppe, Sönke Rohde


Copyspace (2020). The placement of text over an image is an important part of producing high-quality visual designs. Automating this work by determining appropriate position, orientation, and style for textual elements requires understanding the contents of the background image. We refer to the search for aesthetic parameters of text rendered over images as “copyspace detection”, noting that this task is distinct from foreground-background separation. We have developed solutions using one and two stage object detection methodologies trained on an expertly labeled data. This workshop will examine such algorithms for copyspace detection and demonstrate their application in generative design models and pipelines.