4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2009 10:31 AM by shunithD

    Rounded corners + resize rectangle

    shunithD Level 3

      How does one stop the rounded corners from degrading while resizing a rectangle with rounded corners?

        • 1. Re: Rounded corners + resize rectangle
          JETalmage Level 6

          You don't.

           

          Incredible as it seems, after two and a half decades, this dog of a program still does not contain the kind of live shape primitives tools (Ellipses, Rectangles, Polygons, Stars, others, with editable geometric parameters) you expect in any drawing program.

           

          There is a completely unintuitive feature that lets you "convert" a fill or a stroke (or path) to a rounded rectangle with live geometry. Draw the path with any tool, (but it makes sense to use the Rectangle Tool), Select Effect>ConvertToShape>RoundedRectangle. Enter zero in both Add Space fields.

           

          JET

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          • 2. Re: Rounded corners + resize rectangle
            marlaau Level 1

            An added benifit to usng Effect>ConvertToShape>RoundedRectangle is that you can change the Corner Radius at any time using the Appearance Panel.

             

            If for some reason you have to have the rounded rectangel as a path and not as an  "effect" just select the rectangle and Expand Appearance.   You can go back and use the Effect>ConvertToShape>RoundedRectangle again if you want then back to Expand Appearance go back and forth as often as you like.

             

            Just remember if you want the corners to expand - resize the "Expand Appearance" object

            If you want the corners to keep the same radius - resize the "Effect>ConvertToShape>RoundedRectangle" object

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            • 3. Re: Rounded corners + resize rectangle
              shunithD Level 3

              Thanks Jet / Marlaau...

              • 4. Re: Rounded corners + resize rectangle
                shunithD Level 3

                Jet / Marlaau...

                 

                That seems to work . But seems strange that when you create a rounded rectangle using the Rectangle Tool the problem arises...

                 

                Thanks again...