To make up for my lack of posts this month, I want to share a link to an Illustrator tutorial, that's not one of mine, but one I think you'll enjoy. We just wrapped up another great online Illustrator 2 class over at ReneePearson.com, where among other things, we learned about Live Trace.
Follow the link to this tutorial by Corey Barker of Layers Magazine. He demonstrates using Live Trace, Effects and Blending Modes to make a vintage style illustration using photographs in Illustrator. For those who just finished my class, this is a great excuse to play with your new skills!