16 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2012 10:20 AM by sunny4555 RSS

    Install CS after CS6?

    sunny4555

      Hello,

       

      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!

       

      Anne

        • 1. Re: Install CS after CS6?
          Chris Cox Adobe Employee

          What plugins are you referring to?

           

          What OS version are you using?  (CS is kinda old for some newer OSes)

          • 2. Re: Install CS after CS6?
            sunny4555 Community Member

            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.

            • 3. Re: Install CS after CS6?
              station_two Community Member

              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.

               

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              • 4. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                sunny4555 Community Member

                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?

                Thanks.

                • 5. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                  station_two Community Member

                  sunny4555 wrote:

                   

                  … 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."

                  • 6. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                    station_two Community Member

                    sunny4555 wrote:

                     

                    … what to do now? Not able to install CS again?…

                     

                     

                    Well, you could get a cheap, used Windows box running an older version of the OS, like Windows XP or earlier, to run your ancient CS.

                     

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                    • 7. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                      sunny4555 Community Member

                      Sweet, thank you ... "ancient CS" ... nice words, you make me smile :-))) ...

                      Badly needed, as I am quite desperate now without the filters ... and apparently not much hope for a solution ...

                      • 8. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                        R_Kelly Community Member

                        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

                        • 9. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                          sunny4555 Community Member

                          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).

                          • 10. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                            R_Kelly Community Member

                            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.

                            • 11. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                              sunny4555 Community Member

                              Thank you.

                              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?

                              • 12. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                                R_Kelly Community Member

                                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?

                                • 13. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                                  R_Kelly Community Member

                                  The only thing i think of about the cs serial number might be that you entered the letter o instead of zeros maybe

                                  and also the number should be 24 digits long.

                                  • 14. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                                    sunny4555 Community Member

                                    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!

                                    • 15. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                                      R_Kelly Community Member

                                      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.

                                       

                                       

                                      http://www.redfieldplugins.com/filterSeamlessWorkshop.htm

                                      • 16. Re: Install CS after CS6?
                                        sunny4555 Community Member

                                        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! :-)