hope you're doing well. I'm having issues with the arabic text stroke overlapping between the Arabic characters. I know how to prevent this with zero fill and white fill, but I want to add a patterned photo with the text. Here's how far I can get while the text won't look like it's overlapping.

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After this point, I try to make a clipping mask, but I end with this:

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The individual letters end up overlapping whenever I try to make a clipping mask. How do I remove the stroke overlap between the individual Arabic characters while also having a picture pattern as the fill?

  • Don't you mean Persian? :)
    – Honey
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 19:20
  • Search on here for how to use Illustrator's Shape Builder tool.
    – Alith7
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 19:35

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Possibly moving the stroke below the fill in the Appearance Panel will correct the issue.... or combine the text into one shape, or compound shape, as opposed to a collection of shapes.

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