I often will make a repeating pattern in Photoshop before bringin it into Illustrator to create a raster pattern swatch. I have saved many of these swatches in a document that I can access through the "User Defined" swatch panel. This way I can use the swatches on any Illustrator file I want. Unfortunately, I've run into a problem where these raster pattern swatches just appear as white after I save and close the document. This means I need to reimport all the swatches every time I open the document and reattribute them to the correct layers. Additionally, it means I can only ever save the file as a PNG to bring back into Photoshop, which decreases the quality of the linework significantly.
Does anyone know a fix for this issue? Is it a bug where the swatches are just not saving? Thank you.