I have been using Inkscape since long for graphic designing. Now I have moved to Illustrator but sometime I find Inkscape easier than Adobe Illustrator. I am not an expert though but you can call me intermediate of course ;).
By the way, if you have been following TheIToons then you might know there are few tutorials of Inkscape here. Let me list them down so you can check them out.
Inkscape Tutorial 1 – Overview of Interface (Just to help you get started)
Inkscape Tutorial 2 – What is shape tool and how to use it in Inkscape?
Inkscape Tutorial 3 – Pen tool, the best friend of graphic designers.
Inkscape Tutorial 4 – How to give text shiny effect in inkscape?
And this would be our fifth little tutorial (a tip? maybe).
It’s about placing guide(s) to center of the circle (or may be any other shape like square, rectangle, triangle etc).
Step 1 : Draw a circle using ‘Circle tool’, hotkey for drawing circle, ellipse or arc is F5.
Step 2 : Activating ‘Snap to and from item’s rotation center’ feature
Step 3 : Dragging guide from horizontal ruler to the center of circle.
Step 4 : Repeat step 3 for vertical guide.
Hope this will help you get things a bit faster with less headache :D. Here is what I have been working on. There are some errors but it was a quick job and done in less than 15 minutes. But to get this done in 15 minutes I have been finding the solution for 1 hour and 2 hour tried to design this without trick. There are ofcourse other things I used, more on that later.
Comments are always appreciated.