Can I please have help with applying this arch effect to my artwork, I would like to have the arch pointed like the usa logo.
manually? you should post in the regular illustrator forum, anyhow, here's a way using Envelopes
1. type your text
2. draw your shape
3. select both objects
4. go to Object->Envelope Distort->Make with top object
5. I made a typo, but you get the idea.
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