Yes, it is all changed with CC 2018, but you can set it to the old way if you prefer. Right click with the brush selected, and click on the little cog icon
You can get up to speed with the new brush management features here
Yes, thanks.. I have watched this video and purchased a Creative Live class on managing brushes... but my specific question was why it doesn't just load the .abr file as a .abr file..... but instead, loads it with an arbitrary group folder, even though the file was not in a group originally.
If this is the process... then if I loaded 100 individual .abr files (each with several brushes inside), I would have 100 group folder and have to click inside a group header file to the folder where the .abr file is located to expand it.
I would prefer the .abr to just load at the "root" or left of the panel like the default brushes so when you click the folder you open the .abr set and can see all the presets inside...
Does that make sense?
Have a look at this thread:
You can see that I am having the same problem with some of my brushes appearing outside of a group. I have quite a lot of brush sets, and I am not sure why some brushes are showing as orphaned from their sets. In fact I am considering installing CC2017 or earlier as a 'Previous version' so I can work out what is going on. If you read my answer in that thread, you'll see that there are other things that are not working as they perhaps should, so it would be worth raising it as an issue on the Feedback site. If you get a response over their, we'd appreciate it if you'd come and give us a heads up here.