I am trying to create this image from scratch. I have a transparent eagle and a flag.
I end up with something like the above but the flag overpowers the features of the eagle.
So from start ot finish what are the steps assuming that both the eagle and the flag
are already inside a Fireworks CS6 document.
1) add a layer mask to the flag layer, and paint in some black/grey with a smooth brush to control the affected areas of the flag better
2) set the layer mode to overlay or soft light. Adjust transparency as required.