I need to create a circle stroke that doesn't form a complete circle. The ends of the stroke should be rounded.

I am using Illustrator. I also have attached the sample. Would someone please be able to show me how I can do this?

Finger pointing into concentric circles, which have a section cut out underneath the finger

  • Can you explain a bit more?For example how are you using round edges, with the photoshop effect? Adding a picture will get you a long way!
    – Naty
    Mar 12, 2015 at 12:31
  • i need to create this with illustrator..
    – balaji
    Mar 12, 2015 at 12:36
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    – Vincent
    Mar 12, 2015 at 13:47

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Ok so there's no need for "rounded roners":

  1. Draw a Circle
  2. Cut it wherecer you want by adding 2 point on the stroke and then selecting one with the direct selection tool and pressing backspace or delete: enter image description here

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  1. Go to the Strokes window and choose the rounded cap:

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*If needed make an outline stroke: object> outline stroke (the right one is with outline stroke):

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  • thanks for the answer, but could you please say me how to cut the circle stroke without converting it to outline stroke..
    – balaji
    Mar 12, 2015 at 12:56
  • edited my answer
    – Naty
    Mar 12, 2015 at 13:13

There are many ways to do it, but this is the simplest one.

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