How to outline the round corners effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator is a full-featured, one-stop solution Vector Illustration program from Adobe, whose birth dates back to 1984.

Adobe has various advanced and useful features, one of which is (Smart) Effects for vector objects, which are highly editable even after being applied to different objects.

As stated in Adobe Help Documents, Adobe Illustrator Effects are described as follows:

Illustrator includes a variety of effects that you can apply to an object, group, or layer to change its characteristics.

Illustrator CS3 and earlier included effects and filters, but now Illustrator includes only effects (except SVG Filters). The primary difference between a filter and an effect is that a filter modifies an object or layer permanently. Still, an effect and its properties can be changed or removed anytime.

Once you apply an effect to an object, the effect appears in the Appearance panel. From the Appearance panel, you can edit the effect, move it, duplicate it, delete it, or save it as part of a graphic style. When using an impact, you must expand the object before accessing the new points.

One of those effects is the round corner. You can apply round corners to your current drawn rectangle and square shapes in your document and edit their value at any time.

Here is how to Apply Round Corner Effect:

Effects > Stylise > Round Corner

But what if you want to outline, vectorise, or permanently apply that round-corner effect to that vector shape? So, Here is how to outline the round corner or that fact of matter any effect in Adobe Illustrator

You can navigate to the top menu Object > Path > Outline Strokes to expand & create the outline in one step.

I hope this helps & you find a solution to your problem.

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Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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