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