I have a text layer whose letter-spacing is set to a negative value, and thus letters overlap. This is my intention.
I transform the text layer to path and hide the original text as I don't need it anymore. The letters are made of separate closed curves whose areas overlap, mirroring their original respective positions properly.
However, if I will this path I'm getting holes where the characters are overlapping -- this is not what I want.
How can I fill them in, in general?
I've simplified the flow here, so it looks pointless to do text to path but I actually use the transform tool on the path before filling it in.
In this concrete example, a making a selection out of path and then removing holes would work, but now if there's a letter with a hole in it such as O or B, so that's out of question too, although it served me as quick workaround a couple of times.