Make text align with a shape (Type on a Path Tool) in Illustrator

Type on a path

A great feature in Illustrator is the Type on a Path tool.

To make text align with a shape instead of on a straight line, first create a path using the Pen tool.

Click and hold the Type tool until the menu comes up. Select the Type on a Path tool, and click on the path.

You can then type anything you want into the new shape.