How: make segments of the same path overlap each other

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The U pictured is a single path with a gold fill color and a black 5pt. inside stroke.  I would like the left top-right section to overlap the right top-left section but, instead, the overlapping segments are affecting each other and pushing the stroke out instead of overlapping.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022
You probably need to make a copy of this letter and expand it, Object > Expand Appearance first, so that you can make edits once the paths have no stroke. I attached a 1 min video, small 4MB - hopefully this will upload and be of help.

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From this selection, it doesn't seem to be a vector image. Can you post your layers panel expanded with the object selected so we can see what is going on. Is this a vector image?

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It is a Vector Image I made tracing a raster image.  The "textured" areas you're seeing are the original image underneath and then I'm making a vector path on top of it.  Sorry, I should have turned off the raster before I screen shot.  I ended up just expanding appearances and making the black and gold seperate paths with no stroke.  Thanks for your help though!

 

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You probably need to make a copy of this letter and expand it, Object > Expand Appearance first, so that you can make edits once the paths have no stroke. I attached a 1 min video, small 4MB - hopefully this will upload and be of help.

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This is what I ended up doing and it works, just a little more time consuming than I was hoping for but you can't argue with success.  Thanks for your help!

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If it is a vector and a compound path, you may try to change the winding rule in the Attributes panel.

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This is close but it gets rid of the inside fill and I want it to complete the inside fill like in the attached image.  I ended up just duplicating the path and expanding appearance so the black and gold are seperate and controlable.  A little time consuming but it works.  Thanks for your help tho.Screen Shot 2022-02-08 at 5.50.17 PM.png

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