This curved tiles shape was created in adobe illustration:

grid effect in adobe illustration

How can I recreate it?

  • Draw a rectangle, long and short.
  • Choose Object > Path > Split Into Grid and add rows and columns with gutters to create a series of smaller rectangles and click OK.
  • Choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Warp. From here it's a bit of a guessing game. Adjust settings to try and get close to the basic overall shape you want. Click OK when you're close.
  • Now use the Free Transform Tool to rotate and size the Envelope to better batch your desired position and size.
    free transform
  • Now simply choose Object > Expand and you can delete any unwanted pieces.

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