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How to get Photoshop 2014 for free (only on Windows)

hello people of the internet

i’m here because i found out something amazing and now i want to share it with you

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how to get photoshop 2014 for free without any viruses or torrents! (only for windows unfortunately)

(currently trying to find one for photoshop 2015)

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and yes i did say only windows software and that’s because of the files and stuff that we need to use, but another way around it if you have another operating system is using a Windows Emulator and run it through there (but I have little experience with emulators so good luck!!!! :))

so anyway let’s get started shall we?

  • there are no viruses or scams or torrents or any of that crap ok you can trust me! I used this method myself over a year ago and here I am in one piece

if you struggle during these steps, drop by my ask and let me know your problem and i’ll definitely try to help you! 

Step 1:

if you follow the steps in italics below you might end up with photoshop 2015, which i do not have a crack yet for. so instead, go to this link if for a 32 bit version. there is no separate installation page for a 64 bit version, so if you need 64-bit version of photoshop 2014, you will have to try your luck at creative cloud which will, like i said, most likely only have photoshop 2015. a 32-bit photoshop will work on a 64-bit operating system however, so you might just have to stick with a 32-bit version of photoshop 2014, unfortunately!

(visit the Adobe Creative Cloud download page and click 'Download Trial’. then you either have to sign in or sign up.

it should download something like CreativeCloudAdobe, so click it and it’ll install! this program is just adobe’s little easy access to all the programs they offer.)

Step 2:

after you’ve installed it, open it, click ‘Apps’ and scroll down until you have found 'Photoshop CC (2014)’ or ‘Photoshop CC (2015) or something alike



it’ll then come up in 'Your Apps’. make sure you do NOT open photoshop yet!

Step 3:

you need to download this file called 'amtlib.dll’ for either 32-bit or 64-bit. IMPORTANT: know which version of the file your computer/photoshop needs, this is critical. it’s one of the system programs of photoshop that tell the program whether it’s a free trial or paid version, and how many days you have left in your free trial (at least to my knowledge). this version that you are downloading will say you have a paid version. if you have a 32/64-bit version of photoshop, download the corresponding amtlib.dll file. I’ve uploaded the file to my dropbox for 32-bit and 64-bit, and a file-hosting website by me so you can be extra sure no viruses!

make sure you save the file somewhere accessible. if your antivirus says that this file is “suspicious” or anything like that, ignore it. sometimes they like to scare you.

Step 4:

now you need to locate the original amtlib.dll file that was downloaded with the photoshop you downloaded just before. you can do this by opening your files explorer, heading into your C:\ drive (or whatever your main drive is), and searching for the file. there are two places that it should end up.

one possible route is

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\

 which, if you open, should have many .dll files and a few folders.

another route is 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\ 

or something similar. once you get to that folder, you should see something like this:

then, copy and paste the amtlib.dll file into that folder that you should be in, and it should come up with a prompt saying “there is already another file with the name amtlib.dll”. replace the file. don’t paste it into any of the little folders in it like 'AMT’ and 'CIT’ etc.

make sure photoshop isn’t open! it is a good idea to keep a backup copy of the amtlib.dll file you downloaded from my dropbox, in case anything goes wrong!

Step 5:

and voila, you have your own full version photoshop for free! go ahead and have fun!


if you have trouble finding where the photoshop shortcut is, create a shortcut to the photoshop.exe file in the same folder as amtlib.dll (if that makes any sense)

photoshop is great for making heaps of things, I mainly got it for making gifs. if you want to learn to make gifs, I HIGHLY recommend Zarariel.tumblr.com’s GIF Tutorial. it’s how I made mine and her gifs are super!
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here are a few things to keep in mind

  • if you update photoshop through creative cloud, you might want to consider redo-ing step 4, just to be safe. this is why you should keep a backup of amtlib.dll.
  • i am pretty sure that this method also works with After Effects CC 2014, but not any other adobe programs like Prelude, Dreamweaver and so forth
  • also, i did not come up with this method! someone on youtube did, and i can’t find the video! so i do not take full credit, i am just here to let you know of this!


if you have any problems, drop by my ask if you have any questions, uncertainties or troubles!

I hope I haven’t missed anything!

have fun photoshopping!