Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Rounding off corners, part of Illustrator CS4 Getting Started.
In this exercise I will show you how to round off the corners in a shape using…a special variety of dynamic effect and dynamic effects inside Illustrator are…some of the most marvelous features the program has to offer. I am looking at…this document called Square And Star.ai found inside the Exercise Files folder.…Let's say I want to round off the corners in this square in the background.…As opposed to drawing the corners as rounded in the first place, which you can do…using the Rounded Rectangle tool, you are better off using the Rectangle too,…giving yourself some square corners and then rounding off after the effect and…that's what we are going to do.…
So, I will go ahead and switch back to my standard Selection tool. I have gone…ahead and selected the square and now I will go up to Effect menu, choose…Stylize and choose Round Corners. Now in my case I see a Radius value of 12…points, but I really don't know what that means unless I turn on the Preview…checkbox and you will find yourself turning on Preview a lot when you work with…
- Working with point and path text
- Selecting, isolating, and combining paths
- Reshaping paths and working with control handles
- Rounding corners
- Using Live Paint
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I'm using a pressure brush with a graphics tablet while following along with this course. But when the author clicks and holds in the "Brushes and blobs" movie, he gets an expanding oval, where I get nothing or just a sharp-edged line. My brush doesn't seem to be responding to pressure. What should I do?
A: When you first install a Wacom (or other brand of) tablet, the pressure
options may not at first take hold.
After installing the tablet, try this:
- Confirm that the pressure is working in the Wacom (or other) control
- Quit Illustrator and the other programs.
- Restart your computer.
- Then relaunch Illustrator and try again.