In this article, I will show you How to warp text in Illustrator. The Object>Warp option seems like the easiest way to do it. However, the best way to do it is to use the Envelope distort option. I will show you both how to warp text with the Warp option and How to do it with Top Object.
How to warp text in Illustrator with the Warp tool
Using the warp option is the quickest way to do it. There are over 10 options to choose from under text warp options.
Type different texts in different lines to apply different effects. You can type one and duplicate the text by clicking and dragging when holding down the Alt key.
With the first line of text selected, Go to Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Warp. The text will curve slightly as the default setup.
Here are some of the alternatives you can choose. To adjust the bend and orientation, just move the sliders.
How to Warp Text with Top Object
If you want to warp using a custom shape, you can do it using this process. Type the text and shape you want to Warp. Select the shape and bring it to the front. Object>Arrange>Bring to front.
Select both the text and shape. Go to Object>Envelope and Distort>Make with top Object.
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