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How to: Install Adobe Photoshop CS6 in Ubuntu Linux Machine

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Today we will make a strong tutorial on How to install adobe CS5, CS6 or CC (Creative Cloud) within a Linux Machine (Ubuntu, Kubuntu and more). You will have to be carefull with our explanations because if you will miss a step then you can install in a wrong way and bugs will appear. So let’s start.

Note: In this tutorial you will learn how to download Adobe Photoshop CS6 free, download photoshop cs5 for free and the newest version from Adobe, CC (download photoshop CC for free). This use this tutorials as a lesson. We strongly recommend to buy a Adobe Photoshop licence from Creative Cloud. With a subscription at Adobe Creative Cloud you can use any tool from Adobe.

STEP 1: First of all you will need a ubuntu machine and a internet connection:);
STEP 2: On ubuntu, go at Ubunte Software Center and search for Wine 1.2 or later;
STEP 3: After finishing the wine install from Ubuntu Center, you will have to download a Adobe PS for Ubuntu;
STEP 4: Download links:

  • Download link for Adobe Photoshop CS5 from HERE.
  • Download link for Adobe Photoshop CS6 from HERE.

Note that these installers can be used for Linux and Windows.

STEP 5: After downloading the desired Photoshop version you need to UnZip the archive within a folder anywhere you want. But its recommended to unzip the files on your desktop (For a easy use 🙂);
STEP 6: Go on your Adobe PS extracted folder and search for the .EXE file -> Right click on the .EXE and select Open with wine windows program loader.
photoshop wine ubuntu install
STEP 7: Continue the installing for the PS as like on a Windows Machine.(Because Wine will open the normal installer on your Ubuntu).
NOTE: Magic Fix will run in background during installation to make run Photoshop properly on Ubuntu without any problem. With this fix you can run Adobe Fireworks CS5, CS6 if you have on Windows Drive.
STEP 8: After installing its done a Shotcut will be made on your ubuntu desktop. Now open it and ENJOY it.

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  • Ale Dec 11,2013 at 7:34 pm

    Also, any way to get CC working? If I need some patch, can I extract one from the package in the article?

    • StanleyTips Dec 11,2013 at 9:40 pm

      I will make a tutorial soon. Will post it on the site. Thanks

  • StanleyTips Oct 7,2013 at 10:35 pm

    Nice Ale110. But the link from superuser its broken. What’s your problem about?

    • Ale Dec 11,2013 at 7:31 pm

      Uh, sorry about that. My question was deleted back then, here it is:

      > I’ve installed Photoshop CS5 on my linux laptop (via Wine
      1.7.2 / PlayOnLinux). It starts and everything is great, but when I’m
      trying to draw sth with my mouse, sometimes it draws and sometimes
      doesn’t. Also, when I’m zooming my picture it doesn’t update the view so
      I have to do it twice.

      After two months of usage, I noticed other problems with redrawing things (e. g. when I’m hiding a layer, parts of it remain on screen – see screenshot).

      • StanleyTips Dec 11,2013 at 9:43 pm

        Hi Ale

        Just asking, Can you list your PC specifications? I need to know this info before telling you any advice:)

        • Ale Dec 12,2013 at 3:26 am

          I’m on Dell Inspiron 1525 (Core 2 Duo model). It has (obviously) Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 / 2.1 GHz CPU, 2 GB of RAM and embedded Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100. Not as powerful as it might be, but on wjen I’m on Windows, Photoshop works OK.

          • StanleyTips Dec 12,2013 at 7:50 am

            Yes, Photoshop is eating a lot of memory inside Ubuntu. In many cases computer ram and processor might be a problem. I already installed on a i5 2,30Ghz and another few i7 2,70Ghz without this issue

          • Ale Dec 12,2013 at 2:34 pm

            Okay, I’ve noticed this. But is there some hackish fix for this (i. e. plugin that forces redraw on every mouse event/each n seconds)?

            UPD: I’ve found some scripting techniqes to achieve forced redraw, but photoshop scripts might not be what we need here:

  • Ale110 Oct 5,2013 at 2:59 pm

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