AVA 5.7 contains many technical improvements designed to improve your workflow and help you realise your creative goals.



Automatic Separation with dither 
Automatically separate flat and tonal designs with dither. Especially useful for creating super-fast colourways to visualise your design in different ways.


Silhouette tool
A new tool for masking and creative work; the Silhouette Tool facilitates rapid masking or clean copying of scanned designs, this new tool adds extra control, and improves redrawing.


Quickly generate Texture Mapping Grids 
Free-hand draw a series of paths on the design document to quickly generate complex grids.


Combined Dodge and Burn 
Dodge one layer while burning another to quickly adjust the contrast in separations – incredibly useful when working on textures.


Cloud Keys 
AVA’s exciting new virtual licensing system offers both convenience and flexibility, allowing you to use your AVA key anywhere with an internet connection and on multiple computers without worrying about losing your dongle. If you are interested in switching to Cloud keys,  please get in touch.



Directional Gaussian Blur 
Gaussian blur can now be performed at any angle using the new directional option in filter options.


New Look Assist 
AVA’s user support site has been given a fresh new look and an improved user interface.

New Chamfer Filter 
Add 3D bevel effects to a design or a selection of a design. Adding visual realism to wood planks or floor tiles.


Percentages Window updates 
The Percentages Window is quicker than ever! You can now copy out and export data, as well as view only active layers calculations.


Rotating custom brushes 
It is now possible to rotate custom brushes using your 3, 4 and 5 keys on the keyboard – speeding up the creative process!


Create custom brushes with selections 
Use the selection contextual menu to quickly add your selection into the Brushes Window


Use your current Brush as a Stamp or add your Stamp as a Brush!  
The stamp brush has been improved, allowing you to use your current brush as the stamp, as well as being able to add your current stamp to the Brushes Window at the click of a button!


Print Factory RIP Integration 
We have partnered with Print Factory to provide a seamless, integrated workflow between AVA’s tools and Print Factory, with no interruption in your colour management from screen to print, giving you access to Print Factory’s list of over 3500 printer drivers.  To read more about this exciting partnership click here.


Simplified Colour Management 
Settings for Soft Proofing and Printer Gamut Warnings are all now configured in the CMS controller, simplifying your colour management settings.


The above are just a few of the exciting features in AVA 5.7, you will find full documentation of all the new features in the new look AVA Assist.

AVA 5.7 also fully supports the new macOS® 13.0 Ventura. For more information on macOS® Ventura see the link below.


Along with support for the latest macOS®, AVA 5.7 fully supports both Intel and the new Apple Silicon Processors. If you are thinking of getting a new Mac soon, please contact AVA Support for our latest advice on what system we think would best suit your requirements.

AVA 5.7 will require macOS® 11.0 Big Sur and newer. If you are running macOS® 10.15 Catalina (or older) and need advice on updating, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with AVA Technical Support and we will be happy to help you.