Trying to create a self portrait, I've already tried Envelope Distort---> Make with Mesh as I saw in the article link below, but the text gets distorted when I just want it to bend alone. Can you tell me in a few steps please, I need the help! http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/photoshop/design-a-cool-typography-portrait-in-adobe-illustrator
what part are you having trouble with in the tutorial? Well the tool does as it describes, If you use the Envelope Distort tool then well it will distort the text based on how you move the anchor points.
Another way to shape your text is to use
Effect -> Warp -> (Choose your effect). Maybe Arc will work if you want to bend the text.