So, I have this wood background and I'd like to make it white/gray in photoshop. I created a layer, made it white, put it on top of the wood layer, and then changed the opacity. however, it didn't quite do what I wanted.

I'm trying to create something like this

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-phot...-image35326332

However, I'd like stronger whites and greys here.

How would I do this??WoodBG.png