When I write text with script font on Illustrator > create outlines > unite > offset path > group, I cannot select the original text to give it a contrasting fill color. The whole design turns white when I try to make only the text white (without the offset path).
Sometimes I right click after the 'offset path' step and the characters are already grouped.
There is something major/basic I am missing. A solution would be much appreciated. Thank you.