Master Terrazzo: Creating Vector Tiles with Adobe Illustrator

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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11 Videos (1h 12m)
    • Master Terrazzo: The Intro

    • History and Inspiration

    • Make and Arrange Your Tiles

    • Color Your Tiles

    • Copy, Tweak, Imperfectize

    • A Subtle Texture

    • Psychedelicness and Compound Paths

    • Patternize It

    • Present Like a Pro

    • For The Lazy and Adventurous

    • Next Steps and The End


About This Class


In this class we’re going to learn how to create Terrazzo artwork in Adobe Illustrator – in vector, with awesome colours and innovative shapes. 

Besides being an awesome Venetian look for floors and walls, the trendy Terrazzo style can be seen in a lot of creative sectors – fashion, textile, illustration, graphic design, and web design. After this class, you'll find it quick and easy to create the Terrazzo style in Illustrator.

The class covers the entire Terrazzo process and we'll cover tile creation, color palettes, deliberate imperfection, pattern making, semi-automatic workflows, and tips on presenting your work. There are countless tips and tricks shown that you’ll be able to use on non-Terrazzo projects as well.

Terrazzo is messy, it’s awesome, and I think you’ll have a lot of fun creating your own.

52 of 52 students recommendSee All

This class is amazing. I am only begginer in Illustrator but this lesson was very useful and very interesting. It is easy to follow and very step-by-step so you won't get lost. Highly reccomended!
Lucy Shepel


Such an amazing class! I really had fun working on this and it also taught me a completely new technique that can lead to endless applications! Thank you very much for this class Rich!
Amazing class! Rich is super funny and highly prepared. You will also learn a bit of Italian which is always useful!! :D Thank you Rich!
Fabrizio Garda

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Rich Armstrong

Product Designer

Although Rich calls himself a Product Designer he's more of a jack-of-all-trades / generalist / unicorn. He designs, animates and codes. And if you want to learn how to make stuff unicorn-style then read on! Rich studied multimedia design and graphic design, and taught himself to code. He's freelanced, worked for agencies and startups, and now runs a studio with his wife in Amsterdam. He creates compulsively, has super ginger-powers and can touch his nose with his tongue!

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