I'm using CS6.

I want to create this shape, that is shaped like a backwards L and has some rounded edges on the bottom and then straight edges on the two upper corners.

Whenever I try and google how to round edges of a shape all I get is either drag the corners (which I can't do cos CS6) or use Effects > Round corners which rounds all of them.

How can I create this shape?

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  • 1
    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Can't you just redraw it manually with the Pen Tool?
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 16, 2021 at 19:29
  • Round any corner script - Download link for the whole pack at the top of the page.
    – Joonas
    Feb 16, 2021 at 19:32
  • @BillyKerr That's what I was trying to do, but I have no way to round the bottom left edge like it is on the picture, every solution I've seen rounds everything
    – jm123456
    Feb 16, 2021 at 20:06
  • @jm123456 in the example I didn't round any corners, I just drew simple straight lines and curves using the Pen Tool.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 16, 2021 at 23:19
  • @jm123456, I think you missed my comment above with the script: "Round any corner".
    – Joonas
    Feb 17, 2021 at 7:53

2 Answers 2


Easiest way:

  • Create the L as a thick stroke and set it to round edges.
  • Convert this to a shape via Object → Path → Outline stroke.
  • Then, create a rectangle and do a pathfinder subtract and remove that part where you need straight corners.

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  • But if I convert to a shape I'll lose the vector-ness of the object won't I?
    – jm123456
    Feb 16, 2021 at 20:23
  • No, it stays 100% vector, NOT PIXELIZED, you only lose the stroke aspect of it, if you're familiar with what these are. You take a vector line and turn it to a vector shape. Vector-ness preserved.
    – Lucian
    Feb 16, 2021 at 20:32
  • Is there a way I can apply an inner stroke to this to give it a different colour on the inside?
    – jm123456
    Feb 16, 2021 at 20:33
  • Probably using an offset path, which creates an identical, scaled down shape, inside another shape. Do some research.
    – Lucian
    Feb 16, 2021 at 20:37

Method 1:

  1. Draw a rectangle and shear it. Copy the same in front and move accordingly. (You will need some measurements if you want both horizontal and vertical segment widths equal.)
  2. Minus Front
  3. Round the corners wherever you need
  4. Fill color/gradient/strokes according to requirements

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Method 2:

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This is somewhat non-destructive. You can alter things.

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