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Axilus
May 2nd, 2010, 11:14 AM
I've been drinking French coffee all night, so can you guys bring happiness and help a guy out. :)

I'm trying to make a Logo for a project I'm working on but I can't figure out how to center some of the objects.

I know how to center the objects by themselves and relative to each other but the way my design is makes it extremely confusing to do.

I have attached the logo so you can see what I am referring to, I have managed to center the inner triangle but I can't seem to get even spacing on all sides.

Is there a tool that exists for this?

Jose Catre-Vandis
May 2nd, 2010, 11:37 AM
No real easy way. I used some geometry. Your outer shapes align with a hexagon, so I drew one to get their alignment right, then horizontally centred the triangle to the hexagon. Had to manually/by eye centre the triangle horizontally though, but use of another shape will probably help with that. You could also draw some guides, or draw a shape then convert that shape to guides. If you do not know, press the ALT key with arrow keys for fine movement of objects for manual adjustment.

Axilus
May 2nd, 2010, 07:14 PM
Hmmm, I'll try that and see if I can get it to work. Shouldn't there be tutorials/help for things like this? If anyone knows a good resource for Inkscape tutorials, fill me in on it.

P4man
May 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM
easier way: rotate the filled triangle 120 degrees after setting the rotation point exactly in the center of the middle triangle. Hold down control key while doing that.

Axilus
May 2nd, 2010, 08:37 PM
easier way: rotate the filled triangle 120 degrees after setting the rotation point exactly in the center of the middle triangle. Hold down control key while doing that.

How would I set the rotation point in the middle of the triangle?

P4man
May 2nd, 2010, 08:51 PM
Just drag it. If you click the object twice you will get in to rotation mode, drag the tiny cross in the center of your object to the center of your drawing. Enable grid and snap first.

Jose Catre-Vandis
May 2nd, 2010, 11:21 PM
Hmmm, I'll try that and see if I can get it to work. Shouldn't there be tutorials/help for things like this? If anyone knows a good resource for Inkscape tutorials, fill me in on it.


Click on Help in Inkscape, there are some good interactive walkthroughs

Screencasters: http://www.screencasters.heathenx.org

http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/

http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/