I am aware of 'round corners', but I can't find the command or tools to round individual corners. I searched the manual but can't find anything. Perhaps it's so obvious I'm looking right past it. Can someone help?
The "Adobe Scripts" link does not work. Try this one: http://dsmy2muqb7t4m.cloudfront.net/articles/2010/article_illustrator_ plugin_scripts/scripts/RoundAnyCorner.zip
This script works. Too bad it has no preview and is not live.
You can always add an anchor point smooth anchor point to either side of the corner and delete the original corner point. It's they way it's been done since the beginning of Illustrator.
Because we are lemings.
That, and because there are reasonably simple methods, (Pathfinder), for re-squaring the corners you don't want rounded after using the all-inclusive Round Corners effect.
Well, there are probably a thousand sequence combinations, but the idea is; you apply the rounded corners effect, then choose Object > Expand Appearance.
Next, it's just a matter of getting smaller, square-cornered shapes into the corners you want to re-square and using Pathfinder > Unite. Here's a quick example:
manually rotate one of those constructions and … well …
I suggested similar workarounds in the past (AI 9 / AI 10 age), but nowadays I call them "cuckoo".
Illustrator urgently has to provide live shape primitives …
I agree, Kurt.
Rotation is an issue.
You're better off expanding, or creating 4 Graphic Styles and then adjusting those.
This is why I mentioned VectorScribe earlier.... 3 seconds with that plug in and always live. And I also agree, this should be in Illustrator at version 16. It was needed in 1989 for heaven's sake.
Thanks for the link rcraighead.
I filled it out earlier this morning and just now, but I keep getting "Error Processing your Request" after I submit the form in multiple browsers. Has anyone been successful?
(Perhaps the form hasn't been working for 15 years and that's why basic features still aren't available.)
Joking aside, since we all have each others attention here, let's push this hard and get it over with. There's absolutely no reason rounding individual corners should be missing in CS7.
btw, anyone at Adobe listening here?
You can always create single round corner with Pen Tool and Convert Anchor Point Tool. It is not a time-saving solution if you need it for hundreds of rectangles though, but rather simple to be used for couple of rectangles.
Another workaround is to make your shape in InDesign, which allows you to select and round individual corners, then copy and paste into Illustrator. I think this feature started with InDesign CS5.