omigosh i get this question a lot but I DON”T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHY BC I Don’t rly draw bgs?? HAHAHA UMM Idk what kind of BGS you mean but for simple backgrounds, I generally just use 3 types
I personally don’t like using the photoshop gradient tool bc i think it looks rly flat SO I DO IT MANUALLY USING A NICE TEXTURED BRUSH
if you are struggling w choosing nice colors for a gradient you can always just make use of the layer effects yeah! OVERLAY USULALY WORKS WELL W MOST COLORS if it’s a light bg and multiply is good if ur looking for something darker
and i guess the last option would just be to slap a texture or pattern onto the background!! YOU CAN DO THIS USING PHOTSHOP EFFECTS or manually with a textured pic THESE 2 are my favorite though:
u can mix and match the 3 to get cool effects EG ADD TEXTure to the shape or whatever AND YEAH OFC YOU CAN DO LOTS OF OTHER THINGS AS WELL but these are the 3 types i use most often !!
IF you mean like complicated backgrounds I don’t really have much advice besides looking at actual pictures of scenery and stuff.. and when you draw DON”T BE INTIMIDATED!! BUILD THINGS UP SLOWLY like draw a box > add smaller boxes > add detail
I FEEL LIKE IM EXPLAINING IT RLY BADLY LIES DOWN i hope this helps you out a little ? ?