wondering if anybody knew where some tutorials are on this. when I crop an image say for an example a plank image even though the result ion is over 1k it still looks unclear. see how the one furniture image (2048 x 2048 ) looks clear compared to a cropped image that still has a resolution of 1845 x 395
You have to read up on how texturing actually works in the 3D program sense. You know, texture filtering settings, UV parametrization and whatnot. You image probably looks soft because you are forcing it to expand to the full UV range. You will need to tweak you actually mapping just as much as the image.