How to Edit After Effects Files

This guide will take you through editing one of our animated banner After Effects files. It is recommended to have some prior experience in After Effects.


  • After Effects CC 2013 or newer.
  • Photoshop (Recommended CS6 or newer, older versions may also work.)

1. Opening the file

After downloading the banner from our site, extract the ZIP file using a file unpacker such as WinRAR. Once extracted, the file will appear as a regular folder. Open the folder, then click on the After Effects file. IMPORTANT: Keep the After Effects file and all contents of the folder in the same place. Don't move the After Effects file out of the folder it came in. The reason for this is that the After Effects file uses other resources in the folder to create the banner.

2. Editing the text