Greetings all. New to Illustrator here, I'm using it through Creative Cloud on Windows 10, help says my version is 21.0.2 (64 bit). I've been trying to work through a tutorial on using the basic shapes tool, and have been unable to round a single corner. I have the corner rounding icon on each corner, and altering any of them alters them all, I'm unable to do just one corner.
I've tried to Google the issue, which led me to believe the issue was that I had version 17.0 instead of 17.1 to use Live Corners. Creative Cloud would say that my version was up to date and would not go to 17.1. Based on one suggestion I found, I uninstalled Illustrator and reinstalled through a direct download rather than Creative Cloud. When I reinstalled this way, it moved me to version 21.0.2 (64bit). I am still having the same issue though, and can only round all corners, not one.
The shape I'm trying to alter is a triangle made with the Polygon tool. I am using the Direct Selection tool (though I did try the regular Selection tool as well). I am running Windows 10, and my version of Illustrator is paid, not a trial, if that makes a difference. Any suggestions on how to get this working would be greatly appreciated. If you need any other information let me know and I'll respond ASAP. Thanks in advance!
Select the direct selection tool.
Click on the corner anchor point which you want to make round.
A circle appears inside the corner, it is a widget, drag this inside to make the corner round.
Thank you for your reply, but this is what I've been trying. When I do so, it rounds all corners of the shape, not just the one I click and drag on. I've also tried alt, shift and ctrl + click to see if it made any difference, and they all round every corner at once.
Are you certain to be selecting only one corner at a time? Sometimes, even with the direct selection tool, that's tricky. To make sure it's only ONE point that's selected, try deselecting them all - then make sure you don't miss when selecting the one point you want. Make sure that vector point looks "filled" with your layer color (normally a blue, on a first layer), and that the other corners look filled with white. Then, try using that circle widget. No modifier keys needed.
Thank you, this was the issue. I wasn't aware I could select just a single point in the triangle. I was using the correct selection tool, but just clicking on the shape so it would select all corners. Based on the suggestions I used it to draw a box around just the corner I wanted to round and then it worked perfectly. Thank you so much to everyone for the suggestions!
Oh wow - thank you for explaining HOW to select the one corner - was having the same issue and your reply has sved my day!!!
Alternately, if you have trouble selecting only one point, use the Transform panel and turn off the Link button.
You can also use the Shape drop-down in the Control panel with the Selection tool
and Corners in the Control panel for selected anchor points with the Direct Selection tool.
You mentioned that you used the Polygon tool to create the triangle.
No matter how many sides you give the Polygon, it will only give a single Corner Radius option in the Transform panel and only show a single Corner widget in the Polygon when selected with the Selection tool.
Use the Direct Selection tool to select only one anchor point (as others have suggested before) and don't use the Corner Radius option in the Transform panel.
Hi Ton, you seem very knowledgable on the subject of corner widgets in Illustrator. I'm on a mac, Illustrator CC v.21.0.0. I've been drawing shapes with the "rectangle tool", adding several anchor points with the "add anchor point tool", and rounding individual corners via DST. This has worked great for a dozen or so shapes. I just drew another and using the same process and now I don't get anything when I select a corner anchor point. When I hover over a corner the anchor point appears, I click, and I don't get anything. No highlighted selected anchor point, no corner widget, nada. I didn't knowingly change any settings in my session, but something definitely has. I drew several other shapes and corner widgets definitely do not appear, not even when selected with the normal selection tool. Thoughts? Thank you.
Check View > Show Edges, View > Show Bounding Box and View > Show Corner Widget.
These are all influencing the showing of the corner widgets.
Thanks! super helpful!
Thanks only your answer was worked thanks again
Your response = super easy and helpful. Thanks.
Thank you for this solution! Did not know you need to show edges in order for it to work.
i have the same issue , i searched alot, i am sure before i can rounded any corners , but it happen sadunly ,
my issue some corners can round some didn’t
Wiew - Hide Gradiant Annotator (alt + ctrl + G)
Select your poligon and press left control key and the opction will appear next to the vertices. 😄