I want to bend some text around a circle. I can just write the text on a path, but I want to keep the side that's not ON the path in a straight line.
For example, look at these chalk letterings.
The top of this one is a straight line, the bottom is curved:
And on this one, the top is curved, and the bottom is straight:
Here is my text, including the anchor points:
I want to pull the lower half of the anchor points down around a path (say, a curve for example), like the pics above.
How do I achieve this affect?