I was wondering if there was any way of aligning circles in diagonal corners like in my first picture down below. Now I know there is a round corner effect and I also have a script that rounds only specific corners that I want, but I've been puzzled when I see people have an actual circle guide perfectly placed in the odd corner. I've seen it plenty of times on Dribbble snapshots.

  • That's not how it works. You make a guide to create a shape, not add the guide later. That't why it fits perfectly, because it was there to help create the shape.
    – KMSTR
    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:56
  • what do you need exactly? to round your shape perfectly? or just to place circles to the corners?
    – hsawires
    Feb 21, 2015 at 8:39
  • Yeah okay,I understand what you're trying to say. Here's the thing: The questioner is talking about this: !enter image description here Correct me if I'm wrong, he's trying to find out how to make that circular guide. The design up here is mine, and how I did is shaping every corner manually using a shape combined with other shape (pathfinder stuff). For example, the top left corner, is a result of a rectangle intersected with a ellipse (or circle). This will guarantee you to achieve that 100% smooth corner, I don't recommend you to use any script :p **Rem Feb 21, 2015 at 14:31

1 Answer 1


I hope I understand what you want

Using the free tool from Astute Graphics called SubScribe

one of those great tools is to draw a circle ... ( and nothing except circle) between a given two tangents as follow.

First long press the tool Circle by 2 or 3 points enter image description here a flyout will appear as follow

enter image description here

select Tangent Circle and select any two sides.

enter image description here

and click

enter image description here

that's it

enter image description here

  • Yes, this is exactly what I was talking about. Thank you so much! <3
    – ErraticFox
    Feb 22, 2015 at 3:31

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.