What I tried, and can confirm works:
What does not
Glitches during zooming in or out of the image canvas, aka back frames during scaling. I couldn't find a workaround for this annoying issue
No means to update - with the updates available - using the adobe extension manager.
I installed from a CD with the serial key. The installer worked for photoshop, illustrator, indesign, bridge and fireworks from the adobe CS6 installer. Acrobat pro was the only application that failed to install.
To use the installer you must use winetricks and add support for: atmlib allfonts gdiplus msxml3 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 d3dx9 flash.
I recommend using the gui version of winetricks rather than the command line version, for some reason I was initially having issues where msxml3 and vcrun2008 wouldn't install on a 64bit wineprifix.
What was not tested
A few advanced features:
I give it between a silver or a gold rating, but keep in mind I was able to install photoshop, illustrator, indesign, bridge, and fireworks all at once using the installer with most things working out of the box...
I even managed to get the adobe extension manager installed only it wasn't automatically pulling in the available updates to install for cs6 and instead links to the CC extension page online now.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux||Apr 03 2019||4.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Sean|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 15 2019||4.2-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gray Kas|
|Show||Solus||Apr 27 2019||4.1-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Adam C|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 09 2018||3.15-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Kareem|
|Show||Elementary OS Luna||Jan 25 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Joseph|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|10091||Transparent images have black backgrounds with Compiz (affects Adobe Photoshop)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|25912||Multiple applications (Google SketchUp 7/8, Photoshop CS6, Mol) don't display the last drawn frame promptly when using binary drivers from Nvidia||REOPENED||View|
|29871||drawing in photoshop cs5 is almost impossible||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30239||Multiple Adobe CS6 trial installers fail to initialize, reporting 'Exception caught while getting payloads data combined. Error #1090'||NEW||View|
|32163||Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop CS6 wants gdiplus.dll.GdipCreateEffect||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33610||Photoshop CS6 rendering one frame behind with NVIDIA||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|35041||Multiple apps and games crash with heap corruption or live-lock in libX11 (EA Origin, Garmin Express Fit, SMPlayer, LotRO launcher, Kindle for PC, Conan Exiles)('taskset -c 0 wine ./foo.exe' is a workaround)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|35805||"Open file..." box doesn't display image preview in Photoshop CS6||NEW||View|
|35807||Photoshop CS6 crashes randomly on startup||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|37418||Unable to paste images from linux clipboard to Wine apps workspace (affects Photoshop, Powerpoint etc.)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|37928||Photoshop CS6: Mini-bridge panel does not show directory entries in alphabetical order||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37929||Photoshop CS6: save for web dialog ( and others ) blur when tooltips are expected to appear||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37930||Photoshop CS6: dragging layers leaves a trail of garbage||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|37970||prntvpt.dll.PTQuerySchemaVersionSupport not implemented (Photoshop CS6 crashes)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|38105||Missing min/max/expand buttons, app controls & moving ability of Photoshop CS6/CC main window when unmaximized||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38390||Photoshop 64-bit (CS/CC) crashes when you break the rendering preview.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|38512||winetricks fontsmooth-rgb partially smooth fonts in Photoshop CS6||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|39087||Photoshop CS6 won't save on a gvfs mounted share||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|39476||Photoshop CS6: dragging a layer does not make it transparent||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40408||Photoshop CC 2015 now crashes when adjusting levels||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40689||Photoshop CS6: some dialogs have black background||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|42981||Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6 - pressing down when a menu is open switches to the next menu||NEW||View|
|43693||Photoshop CS6, clicking on mini-bridge thumbnail crashes bridge with backtrace (JPG files only)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44806||Photoshop CS6: active preference category background color is too dark||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44807||Photoshop CS6 - dragging a guide generates a position indicator with transparent foreground color||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45348||Photoshop CS6 doesn't recognize images copied to clipboard by Chromium||NEEDINFO||View|
|47177||Photoshop CS6 and early CC versions can't draw tool boxes anymore (affects all versions of wine)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|48439||Tool selection bug in adobe Photoshop on Linux mint||UNCONFIRMED||View|