Image showing the round corners at the bottom

I have created the round corner at the bottom by using scissor tool to cut the upper part(which is shown blue in the image) and use 'Effetcs> Stylize> Round Corners' at the bottom path

But now when I join it back by 'selecting both the paths> right click> join' or by 'path finder> unite' every time I lose the rounded corners at the bottoms

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    You should menu Object > Expand the bottom shape before joining
    – user120647
    Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 9:35

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There's an easier way to create a shape like that.

Draw a rectangle

Choose the Anchor Point tool Shift+C

Mouse over the centre of the top path until the little bend icon appears

Begin clicking and dragging upwards, then hold down Ctrl+Shift while continuing to drag.

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The rounded corners at the bottom can be created using the rounded corner widgets (available in Illustrator CC only).

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  • I couldn't see any bend icon when I hover the upper line of my rectangle with 'Convert anchor point tool (shift + C) '... neither do I see those small circles from the second image. It seems like I'm missing a little important step here! Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 17:13
  • @ArshdeepSingh What version of Illustrator are you using? I think it only works in Illustrator CC.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 17:14
  • It is Adobe illustrator CC... version 17.0.0 Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 17:22
  • Perhaps you'll need to update to the latest version which is 22.1 - that's the version I'm using.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 17:30
  • Yes, upgrading the illustrator did work! Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 3:41

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