Shadows. They add depth to images and can display at any angle. But what if your shadows are taking away from your image and you want to remove them completely? With Photoshop, you can. Just grab the original Photoshop (PSD) file with unflattened layers to make things easier.
We’ll cover two types of shadows in this tutorial, drop shadows and inner shadows. Drop shadows apply shadows to the outside while inner shadows apply them on the inside.
I’ll show you how to quickly remove shadows in the Layers palette or Layer Style dialog box.
Option One: Removing Shadow in Layers Palette
Step 1: Open the image you want to modify in Photoshop. Go to the “Layers” palette. To make the palette visible, press the “F7″ key.
Step 2: Select the layer that contains the shadow you want to remove.
Step 3: Go to the “Effects” section just below the selected layer. Click the “Eye” icon by the style (“Drop Shadow” or “Inner Shadow”) to remove the shadow from view.
Option Two: Removing Shadow in Layer Style Dialog Box
Step 1: Go to the “Layers” palette.
Step 2: Double-click the layer with the shadow you want to remove. The Layers Style dialog box opens.
Step 3: Go to the left pane and uncheck the effect you want to remove, “Drop Shadow” or “Inner Shadow.”
Step 4: Click “OK” to apply the updates.