I have this scan of a manuscript (c. 1780) which also includes an important signature I need to extract/isolate.
However a deeper look at the image shows that the grey background is actually a complex canvas-effect/pattern.
How would I extract the text, without losing any pixels of the handwriting so I can improve it later on.
What’s the best approach/technique.
Edit: For those asking, I cannot seem to obtain the original document. The manuscript was published in a book in the late 20 century, this seems the main cause for the background affect.