Is there a way to envelope-distort a vector shape in Adobe Fireworks? Meaning - distort it by by manipulating the object's surrounding rectangle. I want to reach effects like wave or fish-eye.

Photoshop has a similar tool, but for bitmaps...

The equivalent in Photoshop to what I'm looking for

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If it's a vector shape, simply add anchors and alter the shape.

Fireworks does not provide any "warp" or distort features beyond the standard Modify > Transform > Distort. And that feature is restricted to essentially independent corner movement, no arcing or curves.


Illustrator can do all kinds of crazy things with Warp. Maybe Warp in Illustrator, then paste the resulting path into Fireworks?

I do the same with Illustrator and Photoshop quite often, which gives you the best of both worlds: advanced vector tools, including distortion and warping, but also great pixel-based design and bitmap layer effects. It's a win-win, provided you own both apps.

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