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How to smooth corners with Illustrator

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How to smooth corners with Illustrator: You are taking your first steps with Adobe Illustrator trying to create vector graphics content but you’re stuck on one point. In fact, you would like to round the corners of a shape you drew in your project but you don’t know how to do it yet. Well, why are you having these problems? Just ask.

If you want to find out how to smooth corners with Illustrator, all you have to do is follow the directions I am about to give you and put them into practice. In no time at all, you will learn how to round the edges of objects drawn in Illustrator and how to change these parameters quickly and easily. Let’s take action right away!

If you want to learn how to smooth corners with Illustratorthe first step you need to take is to activate it selection tool from the side toolbar (the one with the black mouse pointer icon) and click on the object you want to smooth the corners, in my case a very simple rectangle created with the appropriate Illustrator tool.

At this point, go to the menu Effect> Stylization and select the item Rounded corners from the latter. In the window that opens, put the check mark next to the item Preview to view the changes made to the image in real time, type in the field radius the width of the bevel you want to apply to the selected object and click the button OK to complete the operation. Easy, right?

There is also another way to smooth corners with Illustrator, even more practical and customizable than the first. All you have to do is select the object you want to smooth the corners and click the button Appearance (located in the right sidebar) to call up the pane for managing objects.

At this point, click on the button fx located in the lower part of the box and select the item Stylization> Rounded corners from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, type the width of the bevel you want to apply to the selected object in the field radius and click on the button OK to save the changes (as seen before).

In this way, you will have the possibility to change the corner smoothing percentage whenever you want, simply by selecting the item Rounded corners from the box Appearance located on the right side of the screen.