Dynamic Round Corners in Adobe Illustrator

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke demonstrates how (and why) to use the Round Corners feature in Adobe Illustrator. He does so in the continued quest to show you how he created his adorable (but fierce) triceratops logo.

Yes, you can make our girl’s horn slightly less pointy (but no less fierce) by meticulously dragging anchor points. You can follow along (I’ll put the exercise file below), or you can just watch and listen to Deke do it for you.

And then you can see just how easy and flexible it is to use the round corner feature in Illustrator. Grab the widget (ridiculously enhanced in the image above), drag, and voila, your corner is dynamically changed on the fly. Or on the triceratops.

Deke’s Techniques, rounding the corners (of dinosaurs) with high-speed precision.

Related downloads

  • Exercise Files for Deke's Techniques Episode 985

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Comments

  • Where can I find the practice files and layer styles that go with the book Photoshop elements 8 one-on-one? I went to the site the book told me to go to but the files are not there.
  • ohh, this is really impressive, thank you!

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