PHOTOSHOP - Paint Bucket Tool makes lines more pixelated looking

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I am trying to simply change a lines color. So, I used the paint bucket tool and it makes the line very pixelated looking. Is there another approach I could use for this?

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Then with the Paint Bucket Tool. See the circle part:


Though, none of this is as smooth as I want it. I created the circle in photoshop and the arrow I downloaded from a website. I figured the circle would have been very smooth with creating it in photoshop.

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Hello Paul

try selecting the circle tool again and then clicking on the layer that you created your circle on. there should be a "fill:" option on the top bar, where you can easily change the fill colour. 

Hope this helps!
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For the circle, yes. Thank you. Unfortunately the arrow within the circles color needs changes too and that was an image I uploaded to photoshop.
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You're using the wrong tool.
You created antialiased lines to start with, and the paint bucket can't fill all the in between values.
You could use a color overlay, a color fill layer clipped to the circle layer, change the fill of your vector shapes (if they are still vector), an adjustment or adjustment layer, etc.
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Is there another way to create the circle so the lines are smoother and then from that point a way to change the circle's color?
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Use the vector tools to create it, so you can change the fill and stroke later.
But you don't have to recreate it - there are many ways to change the color, as I already explained.