If you’re already working on a project and just need to curve some text, skip this step.
Start a new project in Adobe Illustrator. You can do this by clicking Create new... on the left side of the opening screen. This will give you a blank canvas.
If you haven't already, type the text you want to curve using the Text Tool. The icon looks like a capital T in the tool tray.
Use the sliders to create the desired curve effect on your text. Check the Preview box to see the curve adjustments in real-time. When the curve looks just right, click OK.
When you've finished applying the curve to your text, you can save the image to its own file or continue working on your project.