So I am trying to knock out the foreground object, in this case, it's text from the design. But it's not doing exactly what I want. I would like to do it creating outlines since I want to unite another object to this eventually. however, I am having a hard time, cause it seems to only knock out part of the text and I am not using a stroke as it is transparent now.

Knockout issue

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  • I think we need more information such as your layers' panel contents and the fill/stroke that is currently applied to any object - to help with troubleshooting. So, add those areas to your screen capture video?
    – Silly-V
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 14:11
  • Sure, the layers are pretty basic. And the fill and strok set up is at the end dropbox.com/s/frunae86d6qw93g/2019-03-16_10-14-45.gif?dl=0
    – reckgear
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 14:17

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You have a 9pt stroke applied to the white rectangle. It's causing the extra weight after you cut out the outlined words. If that is your issue, just remove the stroke - to be sure you did it just set the stroke size to 0.

  • Ah, thanks I didn't know the stroke would push in the text when cutting it. I just set it to none. and that worked. Thought I was being smart doing it that way to align with the other box.
    – reckgear
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 14:28
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    GDSE helps people around the globe, pass it on dude!
    – Silly-V
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 14:58

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