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Adobe Photoshop CC 2021

Application Details:

Version: CC 2021 (22.0)
License: Subscription
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.17

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Test Results

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What works

Works pretty well, tested basic functionality. Whatever I tested works perfectly well.

Wasnt janky, tried editing a bunch of images, is pretty smooth as how it is on windows natively.

What does not

Still it is not possible to run the installer.

Installer starts, but gets into a white box and the wine process hangs up.

Hint boxes are broken. Hint boxes are just black. Maybe use the internet to match up. Some filters are broken too.


I just used a KVM machine to install it, and then copy up all the files to a linux-native file system.

You really need not use a KVM, if you have a dual boot machine, just go to windows, please use windows 10, it fails to load up otherwise, install it, come back to linux, mount your drive and copy it up!

It really doesnt matter how its installed, just copy the C:\Program Files\Adobe entirely

Just install winetricks, wine-gecko from your package manager and run this.

winetricks vcrun2019 vcrun2012 vcrun2013 vcrun2010 fontsmooth=rgb gdiplus msxml3 msxml6 atmlib corefonts

Run winecfg and set operating system as "Windows 10", Photoshop 2021 refuses to open on an older system

Add esync in Lutris settings.

Needs DXVK, please look up on how to install it, and set it for your distro. DXVK indeed needs a setup after its installed from your package manager.

Needed DX12, used Lutris which supplied with that. You can also use proton to run it (I havent personally tested this)

What was not tested

Some more functions in adobe which I havent listed, maybe the less commonly used ones.

Licensing, Adobe software is pretty too overpriced to even manage to get a license. With most of the adobe software failing to launch on wine, I do feel it might not work.

Please let me know if you face any other issues by either the comments here, or you can just hop on to any platform of your choice listed on my site

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Sep 22 20216.17No Not installable NoGarbageRobert Munteanu 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 16 20216.0.1No Not installable NoGarbageSidhant Unnithan 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Feb 01 20216.1No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverBaalaji Balasubramani 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 02 20216.0No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverBaalaji Balasubramani 

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Couldn't complete your request because photoshop was unable to comunicate with creative cloud desktop
by Young Fellow on Tuesday August 31st 2021, 5:13
I followed the instructions and got this:


0128:fixme:kernelbase:AppPolicyGetProcessTerminationMethod FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFA, 000000000021FD70
0130:fixme:kernelbase:AppPolicyGetProcessTerminationMethod FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFA, 000000000021FD70
00b8:fixme:bcrypt:BCryptGenRandom ignoring selected algorithm
00b8:fixme:bcrypt:BCryptGenRandom ignoring selected algorithm
Error fetching public key in GetRSAKeyFromCert
Error : 0x00000002 (2) File not found.

Monitored process exited.
Initial process has exited (return code: 0)
All monitored processes have exited.
Exit with returncode 0

Is there something else I have to copy over from the VM's files?

Also, why not try activate it in the VM, then copy it over?
Photoshop was unable to parse the postscript ?
by Siddharth S on Thursday July 15th 2021, 13:33
Hi I've exactly followed what you guys have said. But whenever I try to Launch it from Lutris it says 'Could not complete your request because photoshop was unable to parse the postscript'.
Any idea on how to fix this. Any help is appreciated.
RE: Photoshop was unable to parse the postscript ?
by No, only a fake one on Monday August 9th 2021, 9:54
Same for me, except thge message says 'Could not complete your request because Photoshop was unable to parse the".
The latest update changed something, it works now as I see the splash, then it complains about missing IE11.
I guess this is it. Until the freaking thing is sent to /dev/null by MS, we'll struggle with the impossibility of installing IE11. Actually, in wine 6.6 I could not install any IE...
RE: Photoshop was unable to parse the postscript ?
by j_quibb on Friday November 26th 2021, 8:03
So, did you manage to fix this? I am getting the same error:
"Could not complete your request because Photoshop was unable to parse the PostScript."
do you need a 64 bit prefix
by piracylord69 on Friday April 30th 2021, 16:57
Ive tried everything but photoshop won't run
How did you authenticate?
by No, only a fake one on Saturday April 3rd 2021, 12:59
Hi, How did you authenticate, for me fails ad closes (at least I think so):

0130:fixme:kernelbase:AppPolicyGetProcessTerminationMethod FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFA, 000000000022FD70
0128:fixme:kernelbase:AppPolicyGetProcessTerminationMethod FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFA, 000000000022FD70
006c:fixme:mountmgr:query_property Faking StorageDeviceProperty data
00f8:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_QueryInterface interface {00000126-0000-0000-c000-000000000046} not implemented
00f8:fixme:netprofm:connection_point_Advise 000000000C237020, 0000000019CC2CF0, 0000000019CC2D10 - semi-stub
00f8:fixme:netprofm:connection_point_Advise 000000000C237090, 0000000019CC4500, 0000000019CC4520 - semi-stub
00f8:fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 000000000C236FE0, 000000000022F2F0
014c:fixme:crypt:CryptStringToBinaryW Unimplemented type 4
014c:fixme:crypt:CryptStringToBinaryW Unimplemented type 4
014c:fixme:crypt:CryptImportPublicKeyInfoEx2 (1, 000000001AF8DB50, 00000000, 0000000000000000, 000000001AF8DB38): stub
Error fetching public key in GetRSAKeyFromCert
Error : 0x00000002 (2) Fi00f8:fixme:bcrypt:BCryptGenRandom ignoring selected algorithm
00f8:fixme:bcrypt:BCryptGenRandom ignoring selected algorithm
RE: How did you authenticate?
by Baalaji Balasubramani on Sunday April 4th 2021, 23:55
Didnt manage to test authentication/licensing. I just grabbed one of those unlicensed editions floating on the internet
RE: How did you authenticate?
by No, only a fake one on Monday April 5th 2021, 0:13
Thanks for your answer!
I was sure you did like this, because mine simply does not work due to some missing implementation.
I have a subscription but I can't use it due to this.

As a side question, how did you check that against malware? I know some that got a virus using Wine.
Where did you grab it, if I may?
Is C:\Program Files\Adobe enough?
by No, only a fake one on Tuesday February 16th 2021, 13:28
Hello, is C:\Program Files\Adobe enough? Nothing from C:\Program Files\Common Files at all?
Still, how do you login when asked by PS?
RE: Is C:\Program Files\Adobe enough?
by Baalaji Balasubramani on Sunday April 4th 2021, 23:55
Yep, just C:\Program Files\Adobe is enough. I managed to get it running with just that.
by Kim Scarborough on Sunday January 24th 2021, 4:23
dxvk *is* necessary.