As you know, when you create a rounded rectangle, you'll end up with 8 anchor points (2 per corner) compared to 4 anchor points in a normal rectangle. In this case, all my new rounded rectangles only show 4 anchor points.
Yeah, as it should be. Round Corners is an effect and unrelated to the native rounded rectangle tool. In order to acces the paths, the effect needs to be expanded using Object --> Expand.
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You are applying the rounded corners via a live effect, therefore, you need to go to Object > Expand appearance before you can access the anchor points.
In addition: you should be able to DirectSelect each of the Anchor Points forming the underlying rectangle and move it, making the effect adapt. If you work on the expanded Anchor Points, things may become rather ugly rather quickly, so is an expansion actually desirable?
Did anyone say it was round corner effect?
What you want to do in the first place is to go to the Tools Panel and select the rounded rectangle tool.
Use that to draw the rounded rectangle so you get what you expect.
BTW you weren't testing us were you?
Wade - I'm not "testing" anyone. The question was genuine. The reason I opted to use STYLIZE >> Rounded corners is so that I can alter the "roundness" of the corners after-the-fact, which I can't do with the rounded rectangle tool without moving the anchor points individually.
Mike and Mylenium - Thank you so much. That fixed my issue. Can you explain why this step is required? Is it because an effect has been added?
Jacob - Thanks for the advice and for your assistance.
Thank you again.Dave
That was a question although not a serious one, it points out a small misunderstanding about what you were instructed to do.
Once you flatten the transparency you no longer have the live effect applied to the shape so you cannot use the effect to change the round corner radius
and so you are back to essentially using the the rounded rectangle tool. Only your path will not now be a stroke but a filled path.
However there is a little trick you can use that will essentially give you both the original path and the effect>Convert Shape>Rounded Rectangle over it. But the advantage here is only that you can align bject as if it were a path only and not an effect since the effect mimics the shape of the tool made.
You can also still change the radius and if you wanted to get back to the original you can turn off the effect at any time and the turned it back on again, in CS 4 that is.
Also with this method if you use the handles to make adjustments you will not get the adjustments you expect. You can however turn the effect off an work on the original path made with the rounded rectangle tool.
What you are actually looking for is something known as a primitive not only would it allow you to do what you want but you would also be able to adjust the individual corners independent of one another.
It is a long time feature request.
So there really is no way to do what you want to do.
BTW if you expand the appearance you will get a stroke but yu will nt be able to use the effect to adjust the corners.
For my part you are welcome and as Wade pointed out , it is because you applied the live effect the graphic has to be expanded to get to the anchor points.
Wade: Where you now?, are you up late in the States or up early over this side of the world?