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Should You Always Use Dropout?

A plot of the Rosenbrock Valley optimization challenge function

Wondering if dropout is a good option for your network? Dropout regularization is a great way to prevent overfitting and have a simple network. Overfitting can lead to problems like poor performance outside of using the training data, misleading values, or a negative impact on the overall network performance. You should use dropout for overfitting

What is Content Loss in Neural Style Transfer?

A photo of the Liberty Bell style transferred into Matisse's Woman with a Hat

Neural style transfer is the ability to separate the style and content of images using a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). In neural style transfer, you have endless possibilities of applying an entirely different style to an existing image. The style can be anything you like, from cubism, surrealism, impressionism, or something of your own creation.

Style Guide: What Is Salvador Dali’s Style?

The Lincoln Memorial style transferred into the style of Dali's The Melting Watch

Salvador Dali’s special style is incredibly influential and has inspired artists for decades. If you’re looking for inspiration for your art, to use Dali in your style transfers, or just trying to understand why he’s famous, this article covers all aspects of Dali’s famous style. Salvador Dali used surrealism and symbolism in his painting style.

Style Guide: Why Did Frida Kahlo Have a Unibrow?

The ruins of Teotihuacan style transferred into the style of Frida Kahlo's self portrait

Frida Kahlo was a talented artist, political activist, and feminist icon. Her works are a fantastic set to draw on for your artwork or style transfers. Kahlo’s self-portraits are famous for stirring controversy about her unibrow and mustache. Why are these features in her paintings? Frida Kahlo had a unibrow as part of her personal

Style Guide: What is Mark Rothko’s Technique?

A picture of the Sears Tower in Chicago style transferred to the style of Mark Rothko's Untitled from 1952

Mark Rothko is a controversial artist that provides an interesting example for studying color in artwork. Why do people continue to find his paintings so compelling? This article will look at the fascinating style of Mark Rothko, revealing how he became one of the most celebrated American artists ever and the reasons behind his lasting

Style Guide: What Is Picasso’s Technique?

The beach of Barcelona style transferred to that of Picasso's Weeping Woman

When people talk about art, Picasso is undoubtedly one of the most frequently discussed artists. Even non-artistic people have heard of him and his works. So what is his technique that has everyone so excited? Picasso’s technique used imagination to create abstract works that explored form and structure. Picasso used colors and brush strokes to

Style Guide: How Did Jackson Pollock Paint?

An image of the Sphinx style transferred to the style of Jackson Pollock's Mural

Understanding Jackson Pollock’s painting technique is crucial for using his style in your artwork or style transfers. I poured through all of Pollock’s paintings to find the best secret drips of style and technique. As a general rule, Jackson Pollock painted using a technique he pioneered called Drip painting. Instead of using a traditional brush

Style Guide: Is Van Gogh an Impressionist or Expressionist?

Van Gogh's Starry Night that is an example both of impressionism and expressionism

If you’re looking for inspiration for your Style Transfers, there’s no style as iconic as Van Gogh’s. This article is a detailed guide to everything about his style. Since he painted at the turn of the century, people often confuse if his style is impressionism or expressionism. I was confused originally too! I’ll answer all