I'm trying to make a collage of passport stamps from my outgoing passport.
So far I've managed to create this in Adobe Fireworks CS6 by loosely cutting the stamps out from photos and then using the
Interpolation blend mode. As a proof of concept it's great, however I'm not very happy with it as a finished piece.
As you can see the stamps are washed out and the cutting lines are clearly visible in places. Ideally what I'm trying to achieve is a clean blend of the passport page watermarks (the background) with the stamps nicely arranged and prominent.
How can I achieve this effect in Photoshop CS6? (or Fireworks?)
Edit, final version: Here's what I've come up with based on everyone's feedback, in particular @Ryan. Thanks for everybody's comments and suggestions.
I simply used the lasso tool with 100px feather, Darker Color blend mode and a Curves Adjustment Layer to improve the contrast.