Discover how to create stunning cut-out geometric shapes with this exclusive After Effects tutorial. Free Project File and Assets included!

One of the coolest trends to emerge in the design world over the last few years is the creative use of cut-out shapes. These geometric designs come in all forms, but at the center of their design is a creative use of simple shapes. Let’s take a look at how to create beautiful geometric designs in After Effects. The tutorial covers:

  • Using Shape Layers
  • Using the Transform Effect
  • Vintage Stylizations
  • Adding Light Leaks

The tutorial also covers how to make your animation more organic by “smoothing it out” with the Graph Editor. If you want to learn more about that subject, be sure to check out our Smoothing Keyframes in After Effects article.

Download the Free Assets and Project File

If you want to download the free video assets and free project file, simply click the button below. The project is optimized for any version of After Effects CS6 or above.


This eye-catching effect was created through the creative use of the light leaks found in our Illuminate pack. If you’ve ever dreamed of giving your footage a vintage feel in only a matter of seconds, Illuminate is the pack for you. Here’s a quick video showing Illuminate in action.

You can learn more about Illuminate on our site. It’s totally worth your time.