help with lighting.textureing and scenes.

Hello, well Ive been messing around with modeling stuff for the past couple of days and now im wanting to move onto making scenes with proper lighting and such. How do i set a scene with a model that ive already created and how do i texture it properly. For instance using vertex paint mode, texture paint mode etc… Im not sure what they do exactly but what the hey!.

could someone kindly direct me to some tutorials on those things?:o

Hey, here are some tutorials found on the Blender web site. Be sure to always check out the wiki!
Introduction to Lighting
Vertex Paint
Editing the UV layout
UV textures
Texture painting