I've been using Fireworks for a long time, but mostly for basic edits and web exports. I want to do more with it. I'm just trying to create a vector version of the Dribbble logo entirely in Fireworks, but I can't seem to figure out how to curve a line. I tried the Freeform and Reshape Area tools, but they just yank out the line from the middle, instead of curving the whole line. I want to know how I can bend the line as if it was a thin metal strip.
I have achieved similar results before, but to do that, I would draw another circle on top of the main circle and then perform a union, punch or interesect or a combination of those to get what I want. I'm pretty sure that's not the way to do go about it.
I'm more of a Fireworks and CorelDRAW person than a Photoshop and Illustrator person.
Update: I read up and figured out that holding down 2 (or the right arrow) while clicking on a path using the Reshape Area tool lets me adjust the diameter of the selection circle, so I made that as big as the ball and achieved the following result:
Progress, but still a long way to go. As you can see, the path seems to have been broken down into a hundred points, causing the curve to look more the coastline of a beach on a world map. How do I get a perfect curve?
Actually.. if you look at the picture again, the curve almost looks hand-drawn now. :-(