Running CorkScrew Photoshop CS5 under Linux

I recently found an application called CorkScrew Photoshop CS5 which I will not link to (Google it). It is really just someone's wrap of Photoshop CS5 running wine in which makes it incredibly easy to install Photoshop for linux. Once I downloaded it all I had to do was chmod +x the InstallerPhotoshopCS5 file (make it executable) then run it to install Photoshop CS5 (and might I say, it was FAST). You may be confused by not seeing it anywhere (except maybe your desktop if you have one), but if you have trouble launching the launchers it pre-made for you on your desktop (gives you errors) please follow the guide below on how to make a simple executable to run it from your favorite application launcher.

To solve this I made my own executable to launch it from my application launcher in wmii. Simply go to a terminal and type in 'sudo nano /usr/bin/photoshop' and type in your password. In that file paste in


wine .wine/wineprefixes/PhotoshopCS5/drive_c/Program\ Files/Adobe/Adobe\ Photoshop\ CS5/Photoshop.exe

Hit cntl+o, hit enter, then hit cntl+x. Once back to the normal terminal prompt type in 'sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/photoshop'. Now refresh your application list however you do that (in wmii I hit ModKey+A then run rehash, then I can launch it from the ModKey+P).
Below is a screenshot of me making the hero for this blog post on Photoshop CS5 inside Ubuntu Linux (running wmii).

Happy Photoshopping under Linux!

Benjamin Kaiser

Benjamin Kaiser

Software Engineer working on the SharePoint team at Microsoft. I'm passionate about open source, slurpess, and Jesus.
Gold Coast, Australia

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