Elements 11: Bending a png / jpeg

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Hi, I need to bend a png to match an arched shape on my background. I have my png corners set to the background corners but now I want to ideally lock those corners into place and simply move the top-middle and bottom-middle nodes into position, but no matter what I try I can't move them without the entire png moving around or the wrong command occurring. I tried to 'shear' it but it's too frustrating for me and the options on it won't reset so now I have too many bending options on it to edit effectively.
I use Photoshop Elements 11. Please help!!!!
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Obviously, Elements is not an adequate tool for this type of distortion.

The best I can do to 'bend' a wide rectangle area would be:
- To create an empty square layer large enough to accomodate the wide rectangle in the midst of the top half of the rectangle, with enough empty space on each side
- Use the 'correct camera distortion' filter, (remove distortion) add a barrel distortion (- 50) to bend the layer
- Then use the Image >> Transform >> skew command to move the bottom corners towards the center
- You'll probably need to Transform a bit more, but that's a trial and error process, not a precise
2D distortion based on vector tools.

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You can use Filter>Distort>Liquify if you have the patience.
Use the Forward Warp Tool with a Brush slightly bigger than the graphic.
Pull the center up and the corners down.

Easier said than done.