Convert Lines to Shapes in Illustrator

To create a quick lozenge shape in Illustrator, you can do it in a couple of short steps:

1. Draw your line and give it a stroke of about 40px.


40px Stroked Line

2. Go to Object > Path > Outline Stroke.

Outline Stroke

Outline Stroke

3. Go to Effect > Stylize > Round Corners… and set 20px radius.

Lozenge Shape

Final Shape

That’s it.

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  1. Abigail Clark

    I always use Adobe illustrator at work because i work in an animation studio. this is really a serious tool for the graphic artist..”`

  2. alexandra

    What version of Illustrator are you using? I’m using CS5. I can’t get round corners this way . . Effect > Stylize > (my only option is glowing edges) . . I will have to try and find another way . . .

    • Stuart

      I’m using Illustrator CS4. The Effects menu is split into 2; Illustrator and Photoshop effects. You are looking at the PS effects if you can only see Glowing Edges…

  3. bad-re

    That’s a pill shape not lozenge shape

    • Stuart

      I obviously don’t take enough pills…

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