How to install Photo shop on ubuntu

How to install Photo shop on ubuntu

Armed with your chosen copy of Photoshop, head over to the Ubuntu Software Centre and search for “wine”. The top result is usually Wine
Microsoft Windows Compatability Layer and it’s that one you’ll want to install.

Once you’ve done that you’re going to need to get winetricks, and the easiest way to do this is via the Terminal. Open a new Terminal window
(Applications, Accessories then Terminal) and type in “wget”

If you are briefed for a password at any point whilst using the Terminal, simply enter your user password (it won’t show up when you type)
and hit Enter. Once you’ve downloaded winetricks, install it with the following command: “sh winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005″

Lastly, you’ll need some core Microsoft fonts to get Photoshop working – so in the Terminal window you still have open, enter the following:
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts Good, now you can close the window as you won’t need the Terminal any more.

Installing Photoshop

It’s best to familiarise yourself with Wine a bit, so go to Applications then Wine and notice you have your very own virtual C: drive. Open her up (Browse C: Drive) and navigate your way to C:\Windows\System32. You’re going to need to place two DLL files into this folder: msvcr80.dll and atmlib.dll.

Once this is done, you simply need to run the Photoshop executable installer, sit back and install much in exactly the same way you would on Windows. You may need to specify the directory in which to install the program (something like C:\Program Files\Photoshop will do).

If you check the “Run Photoshop CS5″ box at the end of the installer, you will hopefully see Adobe’s premier image editing suite spring into action.

One final thing you’ll want to do is create a shortcut (or “launcher” as they’re known on Ubuntu). Right-click on your desktop and choose Create Launcher. In the command box, enter: wine “ ” (with quotes) where “ ” is the location of your Photoshop installation. You should end up with something like: wine “C:\\Program Files\\Photoshop\\PhotoshopCS5.exe” – call it what you want, add a fancy icon and use it in future to launch Photoshop.

Congratulations, you can now spend hours editing and tweaking photos in Photoshop within Linux. Smart huh?

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