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Install & Run Photoshop CS4 using Wine on Ubuntu Karmic Koala

December 14, 2009

Yes, with wine 1.1.17 & winetricks you now able to use Photoshop CS4 on Ubuntu linux. Follow steps on how to do this.

Steps :
Install Wine 1.1.17

  • Download and install .deb wine 1.1.17 (Ubuntu/Debian Package here) find installer that suite your system. Best way to do this is with a clean Wine install by using this command at terminal
      rm -r ~/.wine winecfg
      • This will remove all of your Wine applications and libraries and set up a new environment.
      • Download winetricks, a helper script for installing Wine software and install the required software. Just follow the instructions given.
      chmod +x winetricks
      ./winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005 ie6
      Install Microsoft TTF fonts
      • Also install some Microsoft TTF fonts, command;
      sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts
      Add the atmlib.dll into Wine
      • Go to Place > Home Folder
      • then press CTRL + H to view the hidden folder of wine , which is .wine
      • then go to .wine > drive_c > windows > system32
      • and paste the atmlib.dll in the folder.
      • Run winecfg from Application > Wine > Configure wine
      • go to the Libraries tab & add atmlib.dll by typing to the .dll list.
      • Make sure it is registered as native (edit the entry if it isn’t).
      • Finish & Click OK.

      Install Photoshop CS4 :
      Using copy of Photoshop CS4 Extended, run the installer using wine, from Terminal;
      LANG=C wine Setup.exe
      example: user@ubuntu:~$ /home/user/CS4Installer/LANG=C wine Setup.exe
      At this point, just follow the installer wizard as installing CS4 on Windows.

      When the installation process is done, you should be able to run Photoshop CS4 from the Wine application menu, or by running this on Terminal:
      env WINEPREFIX="~/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4"

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