Faking Trees...?

I am wondering if there are any tutorials on mapping a picture I take of a tree or person or whatever and map it onto a plane where only the pic shows up? An example of this would be free samples from vyonyx. :confused: To let you know I am using Blender 2.48a.

I know it takes awhile before I could get a response but I just need something basic.

I didn’t read through this, but the images seemed good. First that came up on googling “uv mapping basic blender”

http://blog.paranoidferret.com/index.php/2008/03/27/blender-tutorial-basic-uv-mapping/

Thanx hiower, however I am looking for a way to have a pic of a tree basically looking like it’s free standing.

I actually found a tutorial on the wiki page: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Tutorials/Textures/Use_Alpha_for_Object_Transparency that works. To make your own pictures you need either GIMP or Photoshop. hope this helps for anybody looking.