I am following this tutorial to get some inspiration:

I used steps from the fourth video to make an object with rounded corners but i have a little issue with this. If i try to make rounded corners with the method used in video I cannot do it.

Shape without rounded corners

Also, why do I not see this tool?

Missing tool

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    What version of Illustrator are you using?
    – Cai
    Mar 18, 2016 at 23:47

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you can round any corner using older Version of Illustrator by various ways.

  1. By using Appearance panel choose choose Effect > Stylize > Round Corners
  2. By using a Script called Round Any Corner Created by Hiroyuki Sato.
  3. By using a plugin by Astute Graphics called VectorScrib as sub command called "Dynamic Corners Tool"

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  1. by Using the old way as follow
  • Draw you shape;
  • in every corner you want to make it round add one anchor two anchors as show by using Add anchor point tool or just press +

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  • delete the corner anchor by selecting it with the white arrow and delete is by selecting Remove selected anchor points from the properties bar. enter image description here
  • we have just chambered the corner, and to make the cure use the Anchor Point Tool or just click Shift + C and select the chambered side and drag it the a reasonable position to give you the desired cure. a perfect curve have an orthographic direction of its handles. that's mean the handels must be extended from the two segments.

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  • For Perfect Curvature, make a guide line and snap the handles over it.

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That's it

  • Just pointing out that your link "Round Any Corner" doesn't work. It ends with a ] and when removing it, the link works.
    – codeve
    Jan 18, 2021 at 11:57
  • @codeve fixed ... Thank you
    – hsawires
    Mar 22, 2021 at 9:23

I'm assuming you are using an older version of Illustrator.

Live Corners—The ability to create and edit rounded corners on an existing shape, is only available in Illustrator CC.

The tool you are missing is the Curvature Tool. The Curvature Tool is designed to simplify path creation and make drawing curves easy—Also only available in Illustrator CC (introduced in CC-2014).

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