Guys tell me how to install Photoshop on Windows emulator

March 18, 2019 293 views
Applications Ubuntu 18.04

I spent an enormous amount of time trying to make Photoshop CC work in wine, finally did it with PlayOnLinux. I installed mstftfonts, installed allfonts and gdiplus using winetricks, I also copied fonts from fresh Windows installation to wineprefix/photoshop/drive_c/windows/fonts.

No matter what I try fonts are corrupted. Default Windows forms work fine in Photoshop (menus), but any additional windows (preferences, create new file, splash window, image settings etc.) are missing fonts. Also the top bar looks very corrupted, I have absolutely no idea how do I fix it, I tried everything I can, but I can't get fonts working, even though there are many successful reports on winehq.

2 Answers

Hey friend!

To the best of my knowledge, the latest versions of Photoshop do not run well under Wine. Someone may come behind me and correct me, which I welcome, but I wanted to share with you an alternate solution.

Recognizing that most solutions are not actually reasonable alternatives to Photoshop, there is a project that I have come to appreciate more recently:

https://krita.org/en/

Here's a guide for installing it on Ubuntu 18:

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/03/krita-4-0-released-install-ubuntu-18-0417-10/

I think you might be pleasantly surprised by this one.

Jarland

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