Adobe Illustrator is a lovely vector drawing tool, but one of the places where it’s mucho lame is in dealing with rounded corners on objects. There actually is a Rounded Corner tool in Illustrator CS2 (maybe earlier too, I can’t recall), but you can’t edit the corner roundness after you’ve drawn the object. LAME.
To apply rounded corners to an existing object, there is a filter called “Rounded Corners,” but this will only round all of the object corners. Sometimes this is fine, but yesterday I wanted to be all Web2.0 and only round 1 corner of an object. I could have made a rectangle with standard corners and do some magic with object mashing, but that’s fruity.
Thankfully, I came across a handy little collection of scripts for Illustrator CS and CS2. One of the scripts is called “Round Any Corner,” and it lets you select a single corner point and apply rounding only to that corner. Totally awesome timesaver for when you’re trying to make your hipster Internet startup web site.
[tags]illustrator, rounded corners, scripting[/tags]