There has been much written, on Internet, on how to install Adobe Photoshop in Linux OS and in Ubuntu, in particular. There's not, however, a unique Windows libraries selection that needs to be installed to ensure Photoshop's adequate performance. Unlike most of the articles (that describe how to install Wine and winetricks directly via Ubuntu console) this article illustrates a different way of installing Photoshop, namely, with the help of PlayOnLinux. This Wine-based program has UI that compiles separate Wine “assemblies”, which later can easily be dispensed with, should they faile to be any good, so that Windows system could stayed clutter-free. PlayOnLinuxalso has the list of programs (see below) available as being installed by default:
Thus, we start by choosing “Install” (+) in the PlayOnLinux window to observe Adobe Photoshop CS4 in the midst of the list, here: “Graphics” -> “Commercial”. The mentioned Photoshop version is, however, outdated, nor is its assembly compatible with the newest Photoshop configuration. Thus, we locate a link “Install a non-listed program” (in the left corner at the window bottom) and activate it.
Next we choose Create New Virtual Environment in the new program's installer, pick up the name, and select 'Install some libraries':
Eventually, we select 32-windows installation and wait until the virtual Wine disk has been created to pick up the Photoshop libraries we need.
I'd cut it short by saying that installing some libraries that Photoshop can do without won't do you any harm. Anyway, you would rather install those so as just to be on the safe side :). The list of libraries to be installed:
amsrteam atmlib corefonts fakeie6 fontssmooth (3 шт) gecko gdiplus ie6 msxml3 msxml4 msxml6 tahoma vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 InstallFonts vcrun6 d3dx9 directx9 dotnet20
(In the case some different libraries have been elected, their list should be written out somewhere, say, on a piece of paper, as PlayOnLinux doesn't display the list of the installed libraries in the current Wine configuration).
Press 'install' button and wait until all libraries have downloaded.