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How can I resize this object without distorting it ?

I've created a rounded-corner triangle in Illustrator by creating a triangle and then doing Effect>Stylize>Round Corners. Works great, except that the corners won't scale- No matter how small/big I make the triangle the corners always stay the same radius, whereas I want them to scale in proportion with the shape.

How do I take this shape and break it down into a normal, scalable path?



2 Answers 2


Select the triangle and go to "Object" -> "Expand Appearance."


Further to Jin's answer, you can maintain scaled appearance properties by checking the Scale Strokes & Effects box on the Transform palette.

Transform - Scale Strokes & Effects

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    I think this is a better answer than mine! I did not know this.
    – Jin
    Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 20:59
  • It's saved my day.
    – MBehtemam
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 0:40
  • Also make sure that the "Scale Corners" box in the rounded corners dialog is ticked: snipboard.io/7ldBus.jpg
    – sffc
    Commented Oct 10, 2019 at 4:32

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