Having trouble with billboards

am I missing something, because whenever I go under edit mode select the face I want and then under texture face and hit the billboard button, it doesn’t change a thing even though I have a camera

I don’t bother with billboards. Just create a bunch of planes and add them to a group. Then use Pick Random from group. It is a lot easier to deal with textures on individual billboards then.

the problem isn’t in texturing its in making the billboard