I'm designing an image for a clothing company and this is my first art gig job ever since I graduated from my uni in May, and well I don't have any experience in getting an image print ready for screen printing. I have done old school screen printing where I did color separations by hand of using acetate and oil based markers, so I am familiar with that and understanding that each color should have its own layer.
Now working on AI, everything was going fine until I ran into a problem, everything that's WHITE is on 1 layer and everything that is BLACK is on 1 layer. The black layer is underneath the white layer, and I need to add black stroke lines for hair strands for the design (I quickly drew with the pencil tool hair strands to show how I want the final image to look like), but if I draw the hair strands using the BLACK color layer, the strands won't show, because it will be hidden behind the WHITE hair.
If I move the black layer above the white layer, the eyes and mouth are hidden behind the black skull face, but the black stroke hair strands are now showing on the WHITE hair. If I move the BLACK layer back to its original place, under the WHITE layer, the skulls face features show, but the black hair strands won't, it's hiding behind the WHITE hair. :(
My question is, can I make ANOTHER BLACK LAYER just for the hair strand strokes? Or do you know how to fix my issue?
And don't mind the grey circle it's not part of the design, I just put a colored background so that the white hair can be seen.