You'll have to forgive the novice question, because I am a novice where illustrator is concerned. I am attempting to draw a path across a specific shape, but am having a difficult time actually getting the path aligned with the curvature of the shape. I've spent the last hour tinkering with the pen tool, anchor point tool, attempting to use envelope distort, and everything else that I could think of. Maybe one of you fine folks can point me in the right direction here.
What I was originally attempting to do here was convert text to the shape you see on the bottom. I kept getting an error indicating that I needed to select more than on object or some sort of path. I essentially want the text to match the curves so that the text can be the thin red line. Anyone know what it is that I'm doing wrong here?