I am having a tough time with creating a shadow, I am using strokes so when I want to create a darker tone inside the characters neck the stroke becomes a problem.
- The neck before the shadow.
- Duplicating the neck layer.
- Matching the layers and darkening the second layer
- Adjusting the shadow layer
You can see in step 4 the inner neck now has an unwanted stroke, I would like to adjust the shadow layer down to give it that shadow effect, but the shadow layer cannot overlap the stroke, i.e