Before just yesterday, I had never used presets before in my life! I was completely clueless to how incredibly helpful and awesome these things are. I just did everything I wanted to by hand, and that took hours PER PICTURE.
Thankfully, my friend Britney showed me her AMAZING preset pack she had just created. I had to get step-by-step help on setting it up (because I've never really used Lightroom either... I love Photoshop, okay?!), but in the end, I was incredibly satisfied by how easy and fun this stuff can be!
You can pick up a pack for yourself for only $7 here: Preset P1
Below, you can view some before and after pictures of what I created while using these: