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Old November 1st, 2018 -   #2 (permalink)
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You'll have to learn how to turn your BITMAP files (psd, jpg, png, tiff, bmp, etc) into VECTOR files (svg, ai, dxf, etc). This is a fundamental step and you need to brush up on VECTORISATION, as it's known.

I don't use GC software so don't know if it contains any vectorisation options, but many have what's called a 'Trace' function to help you do the conversion. These vary from very useful to abysmal! I myself use independent software (VectorMagic) to convert any bitmap designs to vector.

Your other options are: to hand-trace your bitmaps, or to buy files already in vector format, or to pay someone to convert bitmaps for you, or..... to design them from scratch yourself, using Inkscape (Free!), Illustrator, Coreldraw, etc.