In Illustrator CS5 we have lots of interesting new features, which make life so much easier. These new tools can be applied nearly to any workflow, simple or complicated illustrations and they save you a lot of time and make using Illustrator fun.
In this tutorial we are going to create a colourful 3D spinning top toy. We are going to use the Width tool, the Draw inside mode, the Shape Builder tool, the Revolve effect, Pathfinder and Recolor artwork. Enjoy!
The shadows on the preview image are made from simple ellipses with Gaussian Blur effect applied to them.