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Install Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac from the UW Network

NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.


The University of Wyoming is a program member of Adobe's Open Options Contractual Licensing Program (CLP). As a member, UW is able to secure volume pricing on various Adobe products. This significantly reduces the costs incurred by UW departments and colleges. Further information on this program, product descriptions and pricing, the eligibility requirements, and the necessary steps for attaining a license to a specific Adobe product can be found on the UW Adobe CLP License Web page (

For ease of installation of some Adobe applications, Information Technology (IT) provides network installation points. These network locations are restricted to UWYO domain accounts. Adobe applications are fee-based, so access to the network location will not be granted until a departmental IDR or procurement card (P-card) payment is received by IT.

Minimum System Requirements for Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac

  • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 (1280×800 recommended) resolution display with 16-bit color and 256MB (512MB for Extended) of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services


  1. Accessing the Network Installation Point for Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac

    1. In Finder, select the Go menu, and click Connect to Server...
    2. In the Connect to Server... window, in the Server Address: box, type smb://$ and click Connect.
      NOTE: Make sure that you have typed the correct slashes (i.e. / and not \).
    3. In the window asking for your name and password, enter your UWYO domain username in the Name field and enter your UWYO domain password in the Password field, and click Connect.
    4. Drag and drop the Photoshop_13_LS16.dmg file to your desktop.
    5. Double-click the Photoshop_13_LS16.dmg file in the ADOBEPHOTOSHOPCS5MAC$ window to mount the Illustrator image to your Desktop.
  2. Installing Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac

    1. In the resulting Adobe Photoshop CS6 window, double-click Adobe Photoshop CS6.
    2. In the Adobe Photoshop CS6 window, double-click Install.
    3. In the Welcome window, read the license agreement, and click Install.
    4. In the Adobe Software License Agreement window, read the license agreement and click Accept.
    5. In the Serial Number window, enter the serial number you were given when the license was purchased, and click Next.
    6. In the Sign In Required window, click Sign in now.
    7. In the Sign In window
      • If you already have an Adobe ID, enter your Adobe ID credentials, click Sign In, and go on to step F.
      • If you do not have an Adobe ID, click Create an Adobe ID. In the Create an Adobe ID window fill in the requested information and click Create.
    8. In the Options window click Install.
    9. If you are prompted for another username and password, this is the information for your local computer. Enter in the username and password for the account that has administrator rights on your computer in order to install the software and click OK.
    10. In the Installation Complete window, click Close to exit the installer.
    11. Close the adobephotoshopcs6mac$ window.
    12. Drag the Photoshop_13_LS16.dmg file to the trash.
  3. Opening Adobe Photoshop CS6
    1. In Finder, go to Applications.
    2. Double-click Adobe Photoshop CS6.
    3. In the resulting window, double-click Adobe Photoshop CS6.



Reviewed: 0812 By: AH

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