Robert Denton

Staggering work of genius from Portland, Maine – Photographer, Designer, Taco Maker, Birder, Biker, Business Owner

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Adobe Help Center -- corner radius results

This is the Adobe Help Center window (another “product annoyance” is that Adobe ships with an Opera installation rather than use IE & WebKit). I searched for “corner radius” because I thought the only way to change the radius of a corner on a box was to option-click with the tool and use the dialog.

I said, no way. That’s just too stupid.

It gets worse. Adobe Illustrator CS2 introduced the “Control Palette” whereby you adjust a tool’s or object’s properties. Guess what? Not the corner radius property.

Check out the screen shot of the window above… well, I’ll quote the text to make it easier:

To change the corner radius of a rounded rectangle
The corner radius determines the roundness of the rectangleês corners.

* To change the default corner radius, choose Edit> Preferences > General (Windows) or Illustrator > Preferences > General (Mac OS), and enter a new value for Corner Radius. Alternatively, select the Rounded Rectangle tool, click in the document window, and enter a new value for Corner Radius. The default radius applies only to new rounded rectangles you draw, not to existing rounded rectangles.
* To change the corner radius while dragging with the Rounded Rectangle tool, press the Up Arrow key or Down Arrow key. When the corners are the desired roundness, release the key.
* To create square corners while dragging with the Rounded Rectangle tool, press the Left Arrow key.
* To create the most rounded corners while dragging with the Rounded Rectangle tool, press the Right Arrow key.

Posted: 13.09.2005 in General Both comments and pings are currently closed. — RSS 2.0

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