To restore a database, right click the databases folder (object explorer), select Restore database. Select the Device radio button. Locate the backup, select which backupset in the file you want to restore (if there's more than one), Type in a database name (the database name dropdown can be typed into). Go to the second tab, specify the new locations for files if applicable.
That's it, no creating dummy databases, no creating dummy files, they're not needed and doing so can lead to an incorrect perception as to what's happening and what's required.
Or, if you prefer,
RESTORE DATABASE <new database name> FROM DISK = <location of backup>
MOVE <logical name of the mdf file> TO <new location and file name for the mdf>,
MOVE <logical name of an ndf file> TO <new location and file name for the ndf>,
.. repeat for other ndf files ...
MOVE <logical name of the log file> TO <new location for the log file>
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