HOW-TO: Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu – 8 steps

October 11, 2006 at 2:49 pm | Posted in Adobe, Photoshop, Ubuntu | Leave a comment

This HOW-TO covers up the whole process of installing Adobe Photoshop CS2 on a Ubuntu box in a few simple steps. This method has been tested only on Ubuntu, but it should work on any other linux flavor. Any questions or feedback leave them in the comments.

– What you need?

  • A fresh install of Ubuntu Dapper + all the updates
  • A Windows box with a fully installed and activated version of Adobe Photoshop CS2

– Fire up a terminal session and type the next commands;

TIP: Instead of using apt-get, you can install them with the Synaptic Package Manager located in the System/Administration menu

  1. $ apt-get update
  2. $ apt-get install wine and then type “yes”
  3. $ wine /*To create the wine file structure*/
  4. $ apt-get install recode and then type “yes”

– Then you need to copy all the necessary files from the Windows box;
5. Copy the whole Adobe folder from “c:\Program Files\” to “/home/YOURNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/”

– Now you need to export the registry keys of the Adone Photoshop CS2;

6. In your Windows box, type “regedit” in the command-line and export the whole “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Adobe/” to “adobe.reg”, then copy it to your your Ubuntu, convert it to ascii with “$ recode ucs-2..ascii adobe.reg”. Afterwards, type “$ wine regedit adobe.reg” to run it with wine.
7. That’s it! Type “$ ./wine –winver winxp “[path to Photoshop]/photoshop.exe” or create a launcher and enjoy Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu

8. Additionally, download winetools latest version and install TrueType Font Arial


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