Sorry if this question has been asked before, but I cannot find a way to browse the forum.
I just bought Photoshop CS6, but to my horror found the plugins not working. So I thought to install an older copy of CS to be able to at least work with filters again. Now it says it does not recognize the serial code any more.
Is this because I already have CS6 installed? I also tried to use the serial number of the CS6 version to install CS again, but neither of them worked.
Stuck with CS6, no plugins, or is there a solution?
Thank you for your help!
Thank you for your quick response, Chris. I just happen to have a student version of CS from a long time ago and did not have the funds to purchase a new full version before. I am referring to Photoshop plugins, like Redfield and Simple. Very simple, free plugins, that have loads of possibilities. I especially miss the tiling functions. Thanks.
You didn't answer Chris Cox's question about the exact version of your OS (Operating System).
As he says, I wouldn't even try to install and run CS on a modern OS (Operating System) which you necessarily MUST have if you are running Photoshop CS6.
Those plug-ins you mention are third-party plug-ins. I would check with the developers to see if they have updated versions of their plug-ins you can install and use with CS6.
Also, yes having an older version of Photoshop installed usually prevents you from installing a newer version, at least on a Mac.
Thank you and sorry, I forgot to mention that I am on Windows 7. I have already installed CS6, so it's the other way round. And the third parties do not have a 64 bit version (at least not yet, nearly none of the plugins available work with 64 bit). So I don't know what to do now? Not able to install CS again?
… I have already installed CS6, so it's the other way round…
No; my bad! Sorry.
I meant to type: "…yes having a newer version of Photoshop installed usually prevents you from installing an older version, at least on a Mac."
Did you install the 32 bit version of photoshop cs6 along with the 64 bit version?
If so did you try the plugins in the 32 bit version of photoshop cs6?
The 32 bit version of cs6 should be in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 and the plugins go in the folder Plug-Ins
Thank you for your response, I appreciate it. I did indeed find somewhere on the internet that that might work, but unfortunately Photoshop CS6 32 bit crashes when I run the plugins. (strangely enough not with all of them, but the most important ones to me don't work).
Could give an example of the plugins that don't work?
While cs should install and run on windows 7, i probably can't help you with the serial number problem.
There is also the option of virtual xp if you happen to have windows 7 professional or ultimate.
Or if you have an old windows os install diisks, you could use a virtual machine like vmware player or virtualbox.
If CS does not run when CS6 is already installed, I am not sure if I go into the trouble of installing virtual machines ... you may have already figured by now that I am not a real pro in these matters ...
My favorite filter is a tiling basic one: http://www.btinternet.com/~cateran/simple/
It is even called simple ... :-)
Maybe there is another way of easily creating these effects in Photoshop?
Yeah those plugins definitely won't work in 32 bit version cs6, even with having the Msvcrt10.dll , but they do work in 32 bit version of cs5 with the Msvcrt10.dll, so i guess something changed in the 32 bit version of cs6.
Are you talking about the one called Quick Tile as your favorite?
Thank you so much for thinking with me.
I actually love all those tiling options, they have so many uses in design.
I am now starting to experiment with paintshop pro. Maybe I should have bought that in the first place, I did not know you could open PSD files in other programs than Photoshop.
Guess I am learning through trial and a lot of errors here ... :-)
Thanks again for being so supportive!
This a pretty good one for free that should work in the 32 bit version of cs6, though not as good as the psp edge effects>seamless tiling.
Thank you so much for being so supportive!
I did try Redfield too, that is also one of my favorites, water ripples is also a great one.
Did not work in Photoshop either. (lets it crash)
But I think I am already getting hooked on Paintshop now ... thank you so much for pointing that out! :-)