2D backgrounds and fantasy backgrounds form an integral part of my workflow. I use 2D backgrounds in Daz Studio, Photoshop and DAP Painter when working on new projects. Photographers use fantasy backgrounds as backdrops and with props. When I started out with 3D art, I learned techniques on how to create fantasy backgrounds. It is fun creating them. I sell standalone fantasy backgrounds on Dreamstime and packages on Renderosity. They are versatile and can be modified for your own personal or commercial needs.