How can i get rid of those side (left and right) shadows? i have changed angles,ticked off global lights, moved manually and changed contours- all to no avail. even changed layer stacking! and then i notice every layer with drop shadow effect produces shadow in every direction possible-left right up and down... i want this middle panel to cast shadow only in up and down. how can i achieve that? Thank you :'(
Drop Shadows are not directional, meaning, the effect applies to all sides of an object and can only be shifted, not selectively turned off for each side.
To use selective Drop Shadows, you need to simulate that using black to transparent gradient layers.
To completely remove a Drop Shadow effect, click on the Drop Shadow tick on the sidebar, then hit OK.