Rounded corner shape with rounded sides


I'm struggling to make the below shape in illustrator:


Rounded corner rectangles are easy but I'm not sure how to round the sides easily as well. I would want these shapes to be easy to re-size ideally. Can anyone nudge me in the right direction?

3/11/2013 9:51:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Effect > Stylize > Round Corners (or use the Rounded Rectangle Tool)

Then apply Effect > Warp > Inflate.



  • Draw a square
  • Draw a circle larger than the square
  • Rotate the Circle 45°
  • Select square and circle and choose Object > Blend > Make
  • Now choose Object > Blend > Blend Options set the drop down to Specified Steps and add steps until you see the shape you want and then click OK.
  • Object > Expand Appearance
  • Object > Ungroup
  • Delete the shapes you don't need.

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3/13/2013 10:27:00 AM

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