How to Download and Install Photoshop on Windows?

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Do you want to know how to download and install Photoshop on Windows?

If you are ready to spend some bucks, this will not trouble you. But the problem arises when you want to install Photoshop free.

Don’t worry! I have got you covered.

In this tutorial, I am going to walk you through the entire steps needed to download the setup file of Photoshop for free. Once you do it, you can easily proceed to the installation by opening the downloaded file.

So, are you ready to dive into the core of this article? Here you go!

How to Download and Install Photoshop on Windows?

Before you proceed to install the software, I want you to ensure your system specifications. The following are the requirements to run Photoshop on a computer.

System Requirements for Photoshop

  • The PC users should have at least the following series of processors or later.

Intel Centrino, Xeon, Xeon Dual, Pentium III or a Pentium 4.

  • You must be a Windows XP or Windows 2000 user. For the former class of users, Service Pack 4 is needed. When it comes to the latter class, you should have Service Pack 1 or 2.
  • Every user needs at least 384 MB of RAM.
  • The free space on your hard disk must be greater than 650 MB.
  • There is a necessity of at least a 16-bit video card.
  • Photoshop works well on a monitor with a resolution of 1024 by 768.
  • Adobe also states that you need a CD drive to install the software from a CD or DVD, which in this case is not needed.

Now that you have read the specification requirements for your Windows computer, it’s time to know how to download Photoshop for free full version.

How to Download Photoshop for Free?

I have given below the complete steps needed to download and install Photoshop for free. You can follow them to proceed further.

Step 1: First, you have to open your web browser. It is completely up to your choice whether to go with which one. Nonetheless, my favorite choice is Google Chrome. You can use Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge as well.

Step 2: Once you open the browser, enter adobe.com into the address bar. You can see a Sign in button on the top-right portion of the screen. On the next screen, you will get a link to Get an Adobe ID.

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Do you think there is too much to do?

Don’t worry! Just click on the link given right below to reach directly access to the Signup page.

Sign up for an Adobe ID

Step 3: You will have to provide an Adobe ID (your email address itself), First name, last name, password, and your country. On the bottom, you must check the box that says I have read and agree to the Adobe Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Finally, hit that yellow button to finish the process of signing up.

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Step 4: On finishing the signup process, you will get access to their download page. Bear in mind that having an Adobe ID doesn’t grant you free access to the latest Photoshop version. Instead what we get here is Adobe Photoshop CS6.

N.B.- CS6 may not have all the features of the latest version. Still, it serves the purpose of graphic designing and, a lot of people around the globe are using the same version.

You have to find the download link for Photoshop CS6. Press Ctrl+ F simultaneously to get a search field using which you can find Photoshop CS6.

Most probably, you will get two links right to the name. As you want to know how to download Photoshop free, you need to choose the second link.

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Click on the second link that says Free Trial. You may have to choose a destination. Hit Enter after doing so.

If you wanted to access all the features without any time limit, you have to buy the license key from Adobe. Once you got the key, you have enter that while installing.

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Step 5: Access the directory into which the executable file is downloaded. Then, open the same to kick-start the installation.

First, you have to choose the location to install the software. Then, they will show you a license agreement. On agreeing to it, you can move on to the next step.

Here, they want you to enter a username, organization name (not mandatory) and serial number. You already have the last one copied from the download page.

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Now, you need to hit Next on a few screens and after that, you will get the Install button. Hit the same and wait a few minutes to get it finished. You can trace the improvement in the installation in real-time with the help of the progress bar given on the window.

Finally, click on Finish to exit the installer.

Step 6: Most probably, you will get a shortcut to the software on the desktop. Use it to launch Photoshop CS6. For the first time, you will be shown a registration form where you have to enter a few basic details to get product updates and support.

You can skip the registration or do it right away.

Once you do it either way, you will be brought to the magic world of Photoshop.

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Also Read:- How to Photoshop Pictures?

Wrapping Up

Hope you know how to download and install Photoshop on Windows now.

We won’t recommend you use any crack or patches. The steps in the process given here are completely legit and the product key is supplied to you from Adobe itself.

I am not sure of the duration of the link and serial key you can avail from the official website. So don’t hesitate to rush to the spot and, get a copy for yourself.

Don’t forget to share this article with your social media friends and followers. They will thank you later for doing so.

Rahul

Rahul is a freelance writer and blogger from India. He is an avid reader who finds immense pleasure in creating cool pieces of content. He read blogs like Kawa College of Education, and gets inspired to work hard and lead a successful lifestyle.

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