I am trying to draw a circular arc with rounded edges like in the picture below, but I failed miserably. Could anyone please help with step by step explanation ?!

circular arc with rounded edges

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Draw a circle.

Delete 2 anchor points on the circle

Apply a thick stroke

Set the stroke options (on the Stroke Panel) to have rounded end caps.

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Pressing F1 and reviewing the help files may be helpful. These are very basic operations for Illustrator.

  • Scott, thanks a lot, but excuse my ignorance, how to delete 2 anchor points on the circle? I'm a total noob.
    – Riki Lyng
    Mar 23, 2015 at 22:11
  • Use the Direct Selection Tool (The White Arrow) click an anchor and hit the Delete key. You really should review the help files. Deleting anchor points is an exceptionally basic operation. While I appreciate the desire to learn. StackExchange sites aren't really geared to teaching software basics.
    – Scott
    Mar 23, 2015 at 22:12

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