Environment maps are images that wrap around your entire 3D world. A 2:1 ratio equirectangular image that is formatted to wrap seamlessly works best. Once you choose an environment in the Element UI, you will be able to click “show in BG” to have the environment show in the background of your composition. You can also load a Custom Environment
map into your scene.
Check out this video tutorial for more advanced environment options
• Create custom Environment maps
• Learn how to separate the environment map
• Learn places to find your own and make maps
Lets you toggle the Environment map on and off in your scene's background.
If you wanted to use a layer as the Environment map, you can choose a layer in your project from the Override Layer drop down to activate it. Another way to do this would be to use the Custom Texture Maps
Fine tune the X,Y, and Z rotation of your Environment.