I am a bit of an Illustrator newbie. I am needing some help to work out how to wrap or manipulate type to fit the shape and flow of an object? I have attached an image to show you what I am trying to do. I want the "shop by measure" text to be in the yellow blank space of the tape measure but flowing with the shape of the tape. Any help appreciated! Be gentle please lol.
See online help. Read about Envelope Distortion. Then keep things simple as you experiment. This takes about 2 minutes.
When doing "ribbon distortions," selecting corresponding top and bottom MeshPoints as pairs and moving/scaling/rotating them together helps avoid things getting all distorted out of control. See this PDF for an example. The example was done using a 1 Row, 2 Column Mesh.