How to Install Adobe Photoshop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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How to Install Adobe Photoshop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Photoshop is a graphics editing application by Adobe Systems Inc. for Windows and macOS. The software’s use extends beyond just raster graphics editing to digital art. You can use it for everything from fully featured photo editing to digital painting and drawing that mimics the style of traditional artwork. It has layers-based editing capabilities for adding and modifying multiple overlays while supporting transparency. Despite being a beginner-friendly photo editing program, it still provides a great learning experience. Adobe Photoshop uses layers for editing, which requires a little practice, but is well worth it. Next, let’s install it on your Ubuntu instance.

For Ubuntu systems to be registered with VPSie, you need to create a VPSie account if you don’t have one already.

Our example is based on an Ubuntu instance with GUI installed. Here is a link that will guide you to installing Ubuntu’s GUI if you do not already have it installed.




Now open your terminal and run the following commands to update your system.



# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y







Step 1: Download Adobe Photoshop package






Adobe Photoshop can be downloaded from this LINK. Make sure to download the 32-bit version.







Step 2: Extract the Downloaded File






Downloaded files must be in rar format, so we will need to unrar it. Execute the following command to do so. 





To install unrar, run the command. I suggest you leave it if you already have the unrar service installed on your system:


# sudo apt install unrar




Now go to the folder that you have downloaded the file:



# cd Downloads




and run the following command to extract it:



# unrar e Photoshop_Portable_CS6_x86_Mulit.rar


Adobe photoshop installation
Adobe photoshop installation

Using the wine service, you will have to extract the setup.exe file again. 

Install the wine on your system by executing the following command if you haven’t already:

# sudo apt install wine

Verify the installation:

# wine --version

Now run the following command to extract the exe file using wine:

# wine Setup.exe

It will open an installation window.

Adobe photoshop installation
Adobe photoshop installation
Adobe photoshop installation
Adobe photoshop installation

It will automatically open the PS after installation finishes. Alternatively, you can open the application by running the following command:

# wine Setup.exe

The Adobe Photoshop application is now available on Ubuntu. It has been successfully installed. Thanks for reading, hopefully, this was informative.

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