Texturing...this can't be that hard


I am looking for some help on how to texture with an image. Could someone offer a step by step list of instructions (from the beginning to the end) on how to apply an image to a mesh as a texture? I then intend on sub-dividing the mesh several times and apply a cloth simulation to it. This will all be done in 2.57. I have to assume that I am making this way to hard. I would really appreciate some help. Thanks much.


Here are two videos that will explain the process. The first one is really straight forward, but is for 2.49 so I grabbed one that was geared to 2.5.

Thanks very much. I will check them out tonight after work. Thanks again.