I am now a full Linux user and the distro I used is Ubuntu version 10.10. Maybe most of my posts will be ubuntu tweaks and php also. One of the useful tools I frequently use when I was on windows 7 is Photoshop. Installing it without tweaking wine will not work. Thanks to the post of Jun Auza where I got most of the ideas. To start with I am using ubuntu 10.10 with wine version 1.2 the latest version I guess. First thing you need to do is install ubuntu and wine on your machine. I am expecting that you have already installed wine using the synaptic package manager or by using the Linux terminal.
Next step is to download Winetricks. “Winetricks is a quick and dirty script to download and install various redistributable runtime libraries sometimes needed to run programs in Wine.” To download it just use the command:
After downloading install winetricks using the command:
Microsoft’s TTF fonts is also needed, download them using the command:
The next step is to download, extract and copy atmlib.dll to your system32 folder which is found in the wine menu(Application -> Wine -> Browse C: Drive -> windows -> system32). atmlib.dll is associated with the program Adobe Type Manager. The next step is to configure wine(Application -> Wine -> Configure Wine) and on the Libraries tab paste atmlib.dll and click add as seen on the image below:
After adding copy the installer of Photoshop in the system32 folder(Application -> Wine -> Browse C: Drive -> Windows -> system32). You can paste the folder in that directory, in my case I am using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and the installer is inside the adobe folder. After that find cmd.exe on the same folder. The command prompt will display and the default path in the command prompt is C:\windows\system32> to go to the directory where your installer is located at just type the following command:
The syntax for this is cd <foldername>, after that use the command:
Then install adobe like you are installing in a windows platform.
As a proof that I have successfully installed Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu 10.10 I have added a screenshot on how it looks in ubuntu. Its not that fancy like in windows but sure is a big thing for those that are used with Photoshop.
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