I'm trying to make an L shape where the gradient would go from the edge of the path to the center. In the image currently, I have 5 squares (ignoring the white squares) with a reflected gradient. The issue in this image is the corner. I'm not sure how I can seamlessly connect it to its neighbor. Any ideas?

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If you draw your L as a single shape or stroked path, not separate pieces, then you could use a Stroke layer style using a gradient,set the position to Inside, and the style set to Shape Burst, and make the size big enough to cover the hole in the middle.

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If you don't want the gradient to extend to the ends of the L, you could cover over the ends with black rectangles on a new layer, or white squares if you prefer.

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  • Thank worked great! Thank you
    – Hector
    Feb 5 at 20:36

Try this:

  • fill with black a L-shaped selection on an otherwise empty layer. As well you can draw a vector shape.
  • give to it layer style "inner glow"
  • tweak the contour curve and other settings for the wanted edge and gradient

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Insert the white squares to a new layer if you need them


Seemingly you have already got 2 tricky suggestions. But the next 15 seconds edit is made to your screenshot:

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There's a triangular selection over the problem area. It's drawn with the polygonal lasso. Simply take the patch tool and move it upwards from the selection. This is the result.

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