How can I run the Creative Magic Panels on a Mac with an M1 or M2 chip?

Modified on Wed, 26 Jul 2023 at 09:40 AM

While we are working to release the UXP versions, you can run your Creative Magic Panels on your Mac with an Apple Silicon chip, like the M1 or M2 (and their respective variations: Pro, Max, Ultra) by starting Photoshop in Rosetta Mode.


Please follow these steps:


1. Go to Applications and look for the Photoshop CC 20XX folder

(the number depends on the version you have installed)


2. Open the folder and find the Photoshop Application Icon inside it.


3. Right click (or Ctrl + left click) on the icon and select “Get Info” in the menu.


4. Inside the info window look for the checkbox “Open with Rosetta” and check it.

If you don’t see the “Open with Rosetta” option, please check you have opened the info box for the Application and not the one of the Folder, or it won’t be there... (as an example you can see the difference between the two info windows for PS 2022 in the image below)

 5. Restart Photoshop.


Once Photoshop restarts you should be able to find the Panels you installed inside the menu

Window > Extensions (legacy)

It should be enabled by default but if for some reason you see the extensions menu but it’s greyed out, don’t worry, you just have to go inside Photoshop’s preferences, in the Plugin tab, and check the option “Load Extension Panels”.

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