Adobe Photoshop Version 21
Everything seems to work, I have only found minor issues that shouldn't affect usability. The program operates at a good speed. If there is any performance decrease, it is not noticeable.
What does not
Moving the window cannot be done by dragging from the title bar. Instead you can hold alt and left click drag (KDE only) to move.
The "Photoshop help" and "Photoshop Tutorials" entries in the help menu give errors, however tutorials do work and can be accessed from the "Learn" pane when creating a new file.
The help bubbles from the tutorial are contained in a black rectangle. This is an aesthetic issue only.
"Restoring down" the window can sometimes cause bugs in UI.
When Photoshop is launched the startup (Home) screen is completely plain except for the top bar. This doesn't really affect usability as the UI shows up fully when a new file is created.
The splash screen text can be hard to read and some of it is aliased (does not affect usability).
Installation using wine was not possible. Instead, I installed using Windows 10 and installed to a separate ntfs partition. This partition was then mounted in Linux.
It might be possible to copy all of the installed files in "Adobe Photoshop 2020" to an ext4 partition and use wine from there.
Make sure you have winetricks, wine-mono and wine gecko
Create a Wineprefix:
Change operating system to Windows 7 (can also use Windows 8 or 8.1)
WINEPREFIX=/home/user/.wine/photoshop winetricks vcrun2019 vcrun2012 vcrun2013 vcrun2010 fontsmooth=rgb gdiplus msxml3 msxml6 atmlib corefonts
Enable esync (Optional):
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/photoshop wine [Path to Photoshop]/Photoshop.exe
What was not tested
I have not tested all of the tools, but all of the tools I have tested work.
Using latest updated Manjaro 20.0.1.
The instructions are adapted from Kannalo's report.
You could easily create a shell script or .desktop file to startup photoshop without hassle.
Not sure if esync actually improves performance or not since it is already responsive.
vcrun2019 should be replaceable with vcrun2017 or vcrun2015. More testing needs to be done to see what works best.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Nov 07 2021||6.20-staging||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Rafael Umbelino|
|Show||Pop!_OS 21.04||Aug 27 2021||6.15||N/A||Yes||No||Garbage||ZanDev|
|Show||Pop!_OS 21.04||Aug 10 2021||6.0.1||N/A||Yes||No||Silver||ZanDev|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 10 2021||6.3||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||VapoOWO|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 22 2020||5.0.1||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Alexander|