Mermaid watercolor - digital edit

Mermaid watercolor - digital edit - student project

I started with my orange haired, blue skinned mermaid watercolor painting. Using levels, I created a couple of different color schemes.  I used this blue hair, purple tailed version to remove the background & clean up the painting.

This part was a challenge for me, still being a newbie when it comes to working with layers, etc.  I'm also using Affinity (which I'm also trying to learn ;) - instead of Photoshop.  So, I was struggling  a bit trying to use the instructions given to remove the background quickly.