How To Warp In Figma

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Figma offers a range of features to enhance your interface design process. However, it does not have a built-in function for warping or distorting elements. In this blog post, we will demonstrate a simple workaround to achieve this effect. Although some may see the lack of warping in Figma as a limitation, it actually adds to the user-friendly nature and simplicity that Figma is well-known for.

Understanding the Workaround

The workaround involves the use of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). SVG is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation. With SVG, you can manipulate the elements to give them a warped or distorted effect.

Steps to Create a Warp Effect

Step 1: Create the object that you want to warp. This could be a shape, text, or any other object.

Step 2: Convert your object into SVG. To do this, select the object and navigate to Object > Convert to SVG. An alternative approach is to right-click the object and select Convert to SVG.

Step 3: Use the Direct Selection Tool (shortcut: A) to manipulate the nodes of the SVG object. You can select individual nodes and drag them to distort the object and create a warp effect.

Step 4: Refine the object by adjusting the handles that appear when you select a node. This allows you to smooth out the object and make the warping appear more natural.

Step 5: Finalize your design. Once you’re happy with the warped effect, you can add colors, gradients, or any other effects as you normally would.

The Finished Product

After following these steps, you should have a warped or distorted object. The beauty of this workaround is that it allows for a high degree of customization. You can manipulate the SVG object to create any type of warp effect you desire. Additionally, because you’re working with SVG, the object is fully scalable and can be used in any size without loss of quality.


While Figma does not natively support object warping, the use of SVG provides a simple and effective workaround. With a bit of practice, you can use this technique to add unique and eye-catching effects to your designs.