Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape


I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this.

'unrotated star'

But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. I have been using Inkscape for more than a year, and I do a lot of work using it, but I can't find a simple solution to this simple problem!

7/12/2016 11:01:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Easiest way: As you drag the star point while creating the star, hold control and move the mouse to the top so that the point of the star that the mouse cursor points to is oriented at the top. The top point will then lock to the correct position. Presumably it wasn't working for you because you were trying to drag the star point to one of the positions other than the top.

8/30/2016 7:46:00 PM

I found an even easier way:

  1. Turn on snap to cusp nodes and snap to object centers.
  2. Grab vertical guide.
  3. Snap star center to vertical guide.
  4. Rotate until the top node of star snaps to vertical guide.

It should be perfectly aligned now.